The Larkspur in this photograph are 14 days old. I bought them from the supermarket after picking them up, deciding they were too expensive, putting them down and then going back and putting them in my basket. There were masses of stems so there is another vase of them in the kitchen. They are so pretty, they have a pale green strip on each petal.
They are dying prettily too. The petals drop like pink confetti. I took them out of the jug to re-cut the stems and petals fell everywhere. I gathered them up and put them on a plate in a dark corner to see if they will dry and keep their colour. The mauve petals are from the larkspur in my own garden.
I am slightly disappointed as I ordered seeds for dark blue.I am presume they were mislabeled but the company I bought them from have given me a credit for a packet next year. These are very pretty and I do like the colour. The foliage is nice too, very fine ferny-type leaves.