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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.
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.