Should I plant larkspur seeds in fall?

Asked October 23, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

I live in central Minnesota. How do I plant the seeds?

Morrison County Minnesota seeds horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

Although Larspur requires cool temperatures to germinate they may not be able to survive the winter. Most growers recommend starting them in early spring. I suggest that you wait until next spring to start these seeds and allow some of the flowers to go to seed on the plants next year. Like many annuals, they may re-seed themselves and you might find new plants in the spring of 2015. (The trick is remembering where they might show up, and not mistake them for weeds).
Here is a link from one of our universities that will tell you more:
http://www.hort.cornell.edu/hightunnel/crops/flowers/larkspur.html

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