Of the clarkias we've grown, this is the whispiest, least upright-growing species. Soft-lavender flowers, large in comparison to the overall scale of the plant. Like other clarkias, this is not an everblooming annual – it does its thing in early summer, then quietly fades away. I wish they self-seeded in our garden – the flowers are great while they last, but starting them from seed indoors every year gets to be a lot of work for the short season of bloom.
||punch-bowl godetia; farewell-to-spring
||germinate at room temperature
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This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|albert konder||Oct 18, 2015||In my flower beds, they appeared spontaneously and re-seed themselves every year taking more and more area for the past 4 years. They are super closely spaced, crowd out weeds, and bloom profusely. As far as i can tell they are Clarkia Bottae. They seem to bloom for the greater part of the year. Sometimes only 1 or 2 blooms per square foot, like right now, and sometimes totally cover the beds with blooms I live in Visalia Ca, the eastern edge of the San Joaquin Valley. |
Must be nice :-). They have never self-seeded for me.
- Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (90%G, 3-5d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (75%G, 4-9d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80+%G, 4-7d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80%G, 4-7d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (82%G, 4-7d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (28%G, 4-11d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (7%G, 9d)
Luckily seed is long-viable. I never seem to find any seed on the plants.
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