Clarkia is a gorgeous but seldom seen cottage garden flower. Drifts of pink, red, mauve and white, are good for cutting and beneficial to pollinators.
Clarkia hates root disturbance and cold soil but loves lots and lots of sun.
If using Clarkia as a cut flower, cut when just the top bud has opened, then they will last well in a vase. They flower from July to September.
Seed Quantity 550 Seeds
Type Hardy Annual
Genus Clarkia elegans
Sow Seeds Sow mid-April directly where they are to grow. Water before sowing and sowing 0.5cm deep in rows 30cm apart. You can sow Clarkia in the autumn for earlier and larger plants but as they do hate boggy soil I tend to always sow mine in mid-April….don’t be tempted to sow any earlier as it just won’t be warm enough for them. Water the flower bed before sowing and sow directly where they are to grow. Likes full sun. Hates root disturbance. Takes 3-4 weeks to germinate.
Plant Out After the last frosts, likes full sun and well-drained soil
Height & Spread 60cm high x 30-40cm spread
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.
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Seeds sown directly outdoors last summer, all germinated and formed lovely silvery rosettes, and half have now also thrown up flower stalks and are producing stunning vivid pink flowers. I’m hopeful that the other half may do the same next summer. Great seeds, well packaged, excellent instructions - many thanks!
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