Tall stalks of deep purple/blue blooms are a showy addition to any landscape. Western Larkspur is distributed throughout North America from Alaska south to California and is found in moist meadows, woodlands, creek beds and wet shaded sites. Western Larkspur attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface of rich soil. If planting in the spring, mix the seed with moist sand or peatmoss and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing. This seed can also be planted indoors on the surface of a flat, and kept evenly moist and at a temperature of 60-65 degrees F until germination. Transplant seedlings 8-10” apart after the last chance of frost. This plant adapts well to partial shade, especially in warmer climates.
Bloom Time: July & August