Godetia/Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena)

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Godetia/Farewell to Spring (Clarkia amoena)

A native of Chile and western North America from San Francisco to British Columbia, godetia was named for Captain Clark of Lewis and Clark expedition fame. It thrives in cool weather and does not do well in hot humid conditions. The four petaled cup-shaped flowers resemble those of its cousin, evening primrose, and are borne in the axils of the leaves near the top of the stem. The satiny flowers may be white, pink, or lavender and many have conspicuous splashes of color in the centers that are especially attractive. Plants may be tall and need some support but dwarf and trailing varieties are available that are 14” tall or less. Godetia is an excellent cut flower.

Type: Annual
Bloom: White, pink, or lavender flowers up to two inches across are borne in the axils of the uppermost leaves in summer.
Foliage: Lance-shaped, toothed
Size: 8-36” T x 8-24” W
Light: Sun to light shade
Soil: Prefers lean, sandy, well-drained soil but is adaptable; water during droughts
Fertilizer: Rich soil will produce plants with lots of foliage and few flowers.
Care: Pinch to encourage branching; dead head to prolong bloom time
Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to stem and root rot
Propagation: Seed (may reseed itself but germination poor in hot climates); resents transplanting.
Companion plants: Agave, succulents; other annuals

Outstanding Selections: Dwarf varieties of the Satin series; ‘Dwarf Gem’

This Order = 700 Seeds (Sm. Packet) OR 7,000 Seeds (Lg. Packet) ~!! Godetia (Clarkia amoena)- Dwarf Lilac Godetia is a flower native to western North America. It can be found between California and British Columbia. Its scientific name, Clarkia, is named for Captain Clark who was an important pioneer for the United States in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Godetia flower is a strong bee attractor. It thrives when mass planted and works great as a colorful border. Godetia boasts bright colors that stand out when growing among grasses. This flower is related to the Evening Primrose and should be planted in soil with lower nutrient levels; it has been known to grow in soils that are sandy, alkaline, or those that contain salt. A Godetia that is planted in rich and nutrient soils will produce more foliage and fewer blooms. The seeds of this flower germinate better in cooler weather. Godetia do not tolerate hot or humid climates, temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit will cause the flower to fail. Transplanting it is often unsuccessful, so it needs to be started outside, either in the ground or in pots. Godetia makes an excellent cut flower. Plant the Godetia seeds in fall if you live in western North America and spring if you live on the eastern part of the continent. Product Details: Product Name: Godetia - Dwarf Lilac Latin Name: Clarkia amoena Type: Flower Color: purple Cycle: Annual Origin: Native Height: 12-24" Germination Time: 25-35 Days Planting Season: Spring and Fall Bloom Season: Spring-Summer

Clarkia amoena is an erect or sprawling annual with showy, 4-petaled, cup-shaped, pink flowers occuring in the axils of several of the uppermost leaves. The large flowers are highlighted with a splash of bright red on each petal.

Synonyms: Fairwell-to-Spring, Godetia amoena

Range/habitat: British Columbia to northern California, coastal scrub, prairies and dry open slopes.

Culture/uses: full sun to light shade, light sandy loams are best but heavy soils are tolerated; best planted in fall in hot desert and coastal areas, in spring elsewhere just as soil starts to warm up, seed will not germinate well in very hot temperatures.  A very good cutflower.

Plant in areas receiving full sun to light shade. Light sandy loams are best but heavy soils are tolerated. Best planted in fall in hot desert and coastal areas, in spring elsewhere just as soil starts to warm up, seed will not germinate well in very hot temperatures. A very good cut flower. Annual.

Same family as evening primrose and fushia

Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.

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All regions of North America.






How to grow Godetia (Clarkia amoena)


Soil preference:

Adaptable, but thrives in sandy soil.



Full sun to light shade.


Moisture Requirements:

Average moisture, well-drained.



Based on its native environment, godetia prefers sandy or fast-draining soil, but is totally adaptable. Grows as a classic

Clarkia amoena (Farewell to Spring or Godetia; syn. Godetia amoena) is a flowering plant native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay Area.

It is an annual plant growing to 1 m tall, with slender, linear leaves 2-7 cm long and 2-6 mm broad. The flowers are pink to pale purple, with four broad petals 1.5-6 cm long. The fruit is a dry capsule, which splits open when mature to release the numerous seeds.

Three subspecies are currently recognised, though intermediate forms are commonly found:

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