Post # 1
I haven’t worked much with flowers, but I loved the larkspur I saw at a flower shop today. Usually I see it coming out of the top of a flower arrangement. My question is how would it look by itself? Could I put a bunch into a tallish clear vase as a centerpiece? Is larkspur easy to work with?
I tried to find an example on google, but couldn’t find any inspiration pictures. Is that because it doesn’t work or look good?
Please let me know if you have any insight into larkspur or pictures. Thanks!
Post # 3
Delphinium is the actual name of larkspur. Delphinium is easy to work with, but it is poisonous.
Post # 4
I went to a flower store yesterday, and I saw larkspur. Next to it… delphinium. I asked the sales people, and they said that they are similar plants, but not the same. The delphinium had less greenery on the stem.
Delphinium is very pretty too. I’m enjoying learning about flowers.
Post # 5
larkspur is larkspur – it might be part of the delphinium family but I’ve always known it as Larkspur – and is someone going to be eating it – poisonious? Maybe foxglove is posionius if you eat it but who’s going to be eating your arrangements?!?! lol 🙂
Larkspur comes in beautiful soft colors and it’s very romantic. Generally it is very tall and has tall long blooms at the top of the stem structure so I would not recommend using it alone unless you are going to use it in mass for a grassy, casual, shabby chic look.
Some flowers I enjoy with Larkspur are bells of ireland, scabiosa, stock, and lisianthus. Filler is key to add something around the stem structure. It also looks great with foxglove, belladonna, canterbury bells, and lilac.