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The Bunnybloom Larkspur


Look at this beautiful stuff out here. You know a couple of weeks ago we talked about getting the weeds, such as these old plants like this and plants like this, out of bluebonnets, which is of course the Texas State Flower. But this is something even prettier than bluebonnets and reseeds a lot easier than bluebonnets.

It's called Larkspur. It's spectacular and the little leaves on it look like carrot leaves. But the thing about it is it comes up now, it's cold hearty, which means it won't freeze, and once you transplant it, which transplants are now available in local nurseries, it reseeds itself from year to year so you won't have to plant it again. All you have to do is look at the beauty.

This year you have transplants available for one of the most beautiful larkspur ever, ever, and it's only available in this area. It's a pink one. It's got pink petals on it and then it has a real White Center to it. Now that White Center is very important because that is the perfect head of a bunny. That's right, a little rabbit, so this is called Bunny Bloom Larkspur.

It comes in blue, it comes in the new pink, and it comes in the mix. The new pink is for those who are imagination deficient, so to speak, and can't see the bunny head. If you can't see the bunny head in this beautiful thing, we can't help you. Grow transplants of Bunny Bloom Larkspur and you will enjoy it for years to come.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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