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Godetia


Clarkia selections

Godetia

This under-appreciated annual bears the most beautiful, satiny pink or white flowers for weeks in summer. It also goes by the charming name farewell-to-spring, perhaps because it blooms just as spring temperatures are rising. Plant it once and you won't want to go a growing season without it.

Native to areas of North America, this plant does best in areas with cool summers and in moist, well-drained soil. It's a great cut flower, too. Although you can sometimes find it as established seedlings, most gardeners will need to start it from seed. Plant directly in the ground in early spring; it dislikes transplanting. Don't fertilize. If it has too many nutrients, it will have lots of foliage and few flowers.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type:
Annual
Plant Height:
1-3 feet tall
Plant Width:
To 1 foot wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Cut Flowers
Plant It With
Pansy

Simple pansy flowers look great with the ruffled godetia flowers. Try purple pansies with pink godetia for a color-coordinated look.

Snapdragon

Grow these two cool-season annuals together to create lots of interest in the garden, as well as beautiful bouquets.

Stock

Godetia isn't fragrant, but stock has a lovely fragrance, so creating a combo with these two plants adds good looks and great scents to your yard.

Propagation
Seed