Common Names: Larkspur, Consolida
Botanical names: Consolida, (kon-SAHL-id-ah)
Availability: June through September
Vase life: 4 to 12 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Longer slender stems with blossoms clustered along the upper portion of the stem.
Color: Blue, lavender, pink, white and shades
Botanical facts: The name is from the Latin consolida (to make whole). This is a reference to the medicinal qualities of the consolida plant.
Design notes: Can be used as a mass and line flower.
Purchasing hints: Purchase when at least two blossoms per stem are fully opened. Avoid product that is showing signs of flower fall.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.
Additional notes: Larkspur foliage is sensitive to mildew. Use commercial floral preservative / floral food and good sanitation practices.