From a lush clump of divided leaves arise short stems bearing prominently-hooded, violet-blue flowers, with a noticeable black eye, much resembling a black bee! One of the high alpine species, the preferred habitat in the wild in Eastern Asia, the Western Himalayas, Kashmir and Tibet, ranges from 3000 to 4800 metres.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Kashmiri Larkspur
Packet Content:15 (Approx)