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Oct 28, 2010 9:59 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I believe larkspur prefers the cooler weather. I think a lot of us had warmer temps this year. I would think it will be fine since the seeds can be sown in the fall. Many of those cool weather plants will get their roots going in the fall and then come up nicely early spring. It's the early frosts that can get them if they haven't established a root system yet. You may be surprised this spring with a great show of early blooms.

I didn't know that the tarragon would flower either, so I had to check into it. Cinda, you are correct that the superior French tarragon will not grow from seeds. even if you happen to have seeds from the French tarragon, they will revert back to the Russian variety.

My plant above is Texas tarragon, aka Mexican tarragon, Tagetes lucida which is actually not tarragon at all, but a variety of marigold. It has some nice medicinal uses; although the flavor is more anisey and less peppery/spicy than regular tarragon, it can be used in place of tarragon.
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