I cannot tell you how long I've been looking for this plant until I (finally!) found it.
Larkspur is different from the classic delphinium. It's an annual plant, smaller and not as bulky as his perennial sibling.
The delicate purple and white flowers look beautiful in the vase and make wonderful dried flowers too.
Snails avoid it, insects love it.
Height: approx. 80cm (32") to 100cm (40")
Where: Full sun
When: Straight outside end of February or beginning of March. Or in September as 'Cool Flower' (for more information about Cool Flowers, click HERE).
Spacing: 50 cm
Harvesting/Flowering: Juni - September
A paradise for insects
Photos: Janina Laszlo