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Consolida ambigua ‘Imperial Series’

Larkspur

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue, pink, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Consolida ambigua ‘Imperial Series’ (Larkspur). An upright, branching annual producing feathery leaves. In summer, rounded, spurred, double flowers in colours of pink, blue or white are carried on long spikes.

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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