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- Plant Name- Botanical Name - Larkspur - Viola Pedatifida Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - 6-9" Mature Width- 6-9" Bloom Season – Late Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Larkspur -( Consolida orientalis )
Larkspur is a herb plant that has been used for several things. It is found in a lot of oils and other supplements. This plants leaves were used to treat hemorrhoids and was also used for asthma attacks that came on fast. It has also been used to kill and prevent nits and head lice during the Great War times. This plant should only be digested under the instructions of a herbalist or a doctor.This variation of Larkspur is commonly known as Dwarf Larkspur; it is part of the Ranunculaceae family, and it is a native of the Eastern United States.It usually grows around moist ravines, shaded slopes, and hilly woodlands. It is tolerant of most soils such as dry, sand, chalk, loam and is also considered drought tolerant. It is best not to let the soil become wet as this would cause problems. It is disease free as for pests it does seem to have a few during early development such as caterpillars and maggots which eat foliage and flowers, but these are easily managed with correct care and patience. This particular flower is great and looks fantastic as it is in bloom in gardens and natural areas. It has long green stalks that are covered in beautiful and bright purple flowers. They also look great when added to flower arrangements for the home and brings life to all garden areas. They can also be other colors when blooming, and this depends on the variety and color that is purchased. It can also be seen growing in wooded locations and even in ditches along the roadways. These plants are very easy to grow and care for, and homeowners and gardeners love them. This is a great way to add much-needed color to gardens and also bright curb appeal when these flowers are in bloom during the spring and summer.