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May 26, 2012 5:49 AM CST
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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Has anyone had any experience transplanting larkspur seedlings? I didn't realize larkspurs grew so tall but I love them and there are some seedlings that have popped up and are about 6-8 inches tall right now. I've heard that larkspurs don't like to be transplanted but am willing to try to move the shorter ones now. I also have some seeds I gathered from my own plants last year. Do you think they would bloom this year if I direct seeded them now? What if I topped them off at a certain height, to avoid the 5 ft. ones getting any taller, would that work?

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May 26, 2012 12:47 PM CST
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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Just looked on T's flowers and things website and Teresa sells dwarf larkspurs. Putting that on my wish list today.
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May 29, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I transplant the larkspur all the time , the smaller the better. They do not reach the heights they do if left undisturbed. Usually about 2/3 the height of the undisturbed ones
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This is from last week , they are blooming this week

I have never tried to transplant them while blooming
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May 29, 2012 9:15 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I just realized after posting that I am on the perennial forum . The larkspur I have pictured are the annual type .
I have not transplanted the perennial type before Shrug!
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