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Clarkia bottae

Clarkia bottae
punch-bowl godetia; farewell-to-spring

Synonym(s) Godetia bottae
Common name punch-bowl godetia; farewell-to-spring
Family onagraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers pink
Size 18"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

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.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (90%G, 3-5d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (75%G, 4-9d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80+%G, 4-7d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80%G, 4-7d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (82%G, 4-7d)
  6. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (28%G, 4-11d)
  7. 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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