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Consolida ambigua

Larkspur

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue and pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Consolida ambigua (Larkspur). This species is an upright branched annual shrub, The leaves are pinnatifid or pinnatisect, fern-like and they are medium green and lobed. The flowers are produced in spike of blue to pink flowers which will appear in early summer. It is quite easily to grown, and will grow to a height of 1.2m.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, ornamental, dried arrangements

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

It will need staking.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds which are sown outdoors in the spring or in the early autumn in mild areas.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Larkspur seeds are poisonous.

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