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Larkspur 'Fancy Smokey Eyes'
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Larkspur 'Fancy Smokey Eyes'

Consolida ajacis
Lovely tall spikes of this new larkspur are smudged with lavender gray in varying amounts, adding a subtle but compelling look to early summer gardens and bouquets. Cutting and cottage gardens filled with radiant poppies and colorful annual phlox punctuated with these larkspurs are a summer delight. Self-sows.
SKU #S1537
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Approximate Seeds Per Packet
Annual Hardiness
Hardy Annual
Mature Size
3-4' h x 1-1.5' w
Full sun
Rich, well-drained
Spring to summer
Silvery lavender
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
1/8"; needs darkness to germinate.
Sprout Time:
20-35 days
Seed To Bloom:
14 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Not recommended.
Starting Outdoors:
Recommended. Direct sow in early spring 3-4 weeks before last frost, or early autumn in zones 7-10.
Larkspurs are popular cut flowers, as they are equally beautiful fresh or dried. These flowers are prized for their varied hues, from jewel tones to misty pastels, as well as their tall and upright growth and graceful foliage. They are welcome in early summer gardens, where they bestow a much-needed vertical element. When planting larkspurs, allow enough space between plants to ensure good air circulation. Additionally, mulch around the plants to keep the soil cool, leaving a space around the stems uncovered. They perform best where summer nights cool down. Caution: all parts contain toxic alkaloids.
Final Spacing:
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly, particularly during dry periods, but avoid saturated soils. Somewhat drought tolerant, but best flowering with regular water.
Soil pH:
Slightly acidic to slightly alkaline; if soil is very acidic, add lime before planting.
Mix in 2-4" of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Susceptible to fungal problems in poorly drained locations, or where foliage stays wet. Space to allow for good air circulation and use organic fungicides if needed.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when 2-5 florets are open.