Vibrant and productive with sturdy stems.Beautiful salmon blooms strung along purple-red stems. Flowers bloom from the lower portion of the stem and continue to open up the stem. Mostly double, semidouble, and single blooms. Easy to harvest, as the hard (almost woody) stems are nearly free of foliage. Basal-branching plants. Native to the Western U.S. Also known as elegant clarkia and mountain garland. Ht. 34–40". Avg. 90,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) – Sow 4 weeks before planting out. Lightly cover seeds with 1/16" soil. Harden off seedlings before planting out after last frost. Direct seed – As soon as the soil can be worked. Gently press seeds into soil, covering with 1/16" soil. Keep soil surface moist until emergence. Thin to 6-12" once seedlings have first true leaves. After germination, plants prefer cool growing conditions. Seedlings are best grown at 60–65°F (16–18°C) day temperatures/50°F (10°C) nights; should not exceed 75°F (21°C). High temperatures during plant development can cause weak, spindly stems.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Tolerates part shade.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies depending on variety.
PLANT SPACING: 6-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
STEM LENGTH: 12-34".
VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.
HARVEST: Clarkia unguiculata: Harvest stems when the lower set of blooms is just beginning to open. Older blooms will drop off the stem within about 5 days. Unopened buds on the stem will continue to open up in the vase. Clarkia amoena: When first flower on the stem opens.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well drained soil.
USES: Cut flowers, pollinator gardens, and border plant.
TIPS: Plants may benefit from a horizontal trellis / support.
SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Clarkia unguiculata, Clarkia amoena
ALTERNATE NAMES: Clarkia unguiculata: Mountain garland, elegant clarkia. Clarkia amoena: Godetia, farewell to spring, satin flower.
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