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Clarkia Seed

Product ID: 4022

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.


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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.



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: Farewell to spring, satin flower.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Clarkia unguiculata

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

75 - 85 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects