Godetia: Farewell to Spring

Godetia: Farewell to Spring - Seeds & Bulbs

Farewell to Spring
(Clarkia amoena)

Native to California and British Columbia, this wildflower is one of the most beautiful you can grow. Flowers are satiny, wavy, and rippling, looking somewhat like a full skirt. Godetia is an ideal cut flower, and looks good in large pots. Plants need full sun in coastal climates and part shade in hot summer climates and inland.

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 16" to 24" tall.
Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade

When to Sow Outside: Spring, 2 weeks before average last frost and successive plantings every 2 weeks thereafter for continual bloom or fall in USDA zones 8-10.
When to Sow Inside: Not recommended - doesn't transplant well.
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 5 - 15
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 12" apart

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