Larkspur & Delphinium

Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3

33.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
ehartman
Location:
Bigfork, MT
Date:
June 8, 2014
          5.0
 
Beautiful color
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful color, easy to start

What are the cons? needs staked

Review:

So I left an earlier review, but thought I should leave another since my larkspur has now begun blooming. Like my previous post stated, these are easy to germinate without any special treatment. I did not need to stratify seeds. However, now that i think about it I may add I bought the actual seeds when the weather was still very cold, so maybe that was enough for cold treatment to occur. I started the seeds mid March, it is now the first week of June and they are blooming! It may have been my method of starting, but next time I will try to stake them to keep them upright as mine kind of fell over so they grew all crooked. The blossoms are more of a variegated pink with white, which I find even more beautiful than the catalog picture! They really are the pinkish white color of apple blossoms, if not a little more pink! I am very pleased with them and look forward to starting more. I wish I could post pictures to the website to share!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By ehartman 8 Jun 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ehartman
Location:
Bigfork, MT
Date:
April 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Great germination
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy germination

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is my first year starting delphiniums, as I've always figured they might be hard to start. However, I started these indoors and after realizing I didn't chill them first, was worried I might not have any come up... Well, turns out I had all my seeds germinate! I'm now looking forward to see their blooms, and may also consider other varieties. Not sure if they will bloom this first year, but can't wait to establish my cottage garden. I'd also like to note that the above review seems unfair. If you are worried about avoiding poisonous plants, then it is your job to do research ahead of time on what flower families might not be suitable for your needs. There are many non-edible garden plants out there and not all come with a warning label like a hot cup of coffee. Other common poisonous flowers include common varieties such as lupine, foxglove, hydrangea, and daffodil just to name a few! If you're truly concerned about these things, please research a list of toxic plants before hand!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By ehartman 10 Apr 2014

15 out of 39 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Krissy
Date:
February 27, 2012
          1.0
 
THIS IS POISONOUS
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

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Review:

Larkspur is so pretty that children often just can't resist touching them, but even brief contact with the flowers or leaves can irritate the skin. it's packed full of potent alkaloids. I think that they should tell you that this is a very poisonous plant BEFORE you buy it. I decided not to use those in my garden, considering I have a two year old that likes to help me plant them! My real surpise was that they did not label the Apple Blossom Larkspur as being poisonous!! Only when I went online to see how it was grown did I realize that it was poisonous too!!! Though unlabelled as such. Good thing I checked!!!!! The thought of my kid putting these seeds in his hands and then one getting stuck or accidentally going into his mouth is truly frightening!!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Krissy 27 Feb 2012

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