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Mountain Garland Clarkia

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Mountain Garland Clarkia

(Clarkia elegans)
Native to the Pacific Northwest, easy growing Mountain Garland Clarkia is one of my favorite American wildflowers. T...
(Clarkia elegans)
Native to the Pacific Northwest, easy growing Mountain Garland Clarkia is one of my favorite American wildflowers. The multiple flower stems are covered with ruffled ribbons of small blossoms, each shaped like tiny informal roses. These fluffy 2 to 3 foot tall wands of color fill the late spring garden in pretty soft shades of coral, salmon, rose-pink, lilac and pure white. Beautifully adapted to home gardens, the abundant graceful blooms are perfect for informal bouquets. Monet would have loved them in his Giverny gardens!
Seed Count: Approx. 2000 / Weight: 0.5 gms
$ 2.79

HARDY ANNUAL

Summer/Fall bloom

Can handle light frost

 

EASIEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

As early in spring as ground can be worked, sow seeds 1 inch apart into a finely textured garden bed in full sun. In climates where the ground doesn’t freeze, sow seed in late fall for bloom the following spring. Cover very lightly, about 1/8 inch deep and keep soil moist as seedlings emerge. Weed and water carefully and thin before they get too crowded.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Start seed indoors 4 weeks before last spring frost date. Sow seeds an inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Cover very lightly, keep evenly moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outdoors. Plant in the garden when seedlings are large enough to handle. Thin or transplant seedlings 6 inches apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Clarkia grows well in a wide range of conditions, but if you are in a very hot, humid climate, planting in a spot with afternoon shade will extend flowering. These carefree wildflowers thrive in well-drained soil. Plant in mixed borders or anywhere you want an informal effect of vibrant color and armfuls of entrancing flowers to bring indoors.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - May
October - April
Sun/part shade
1 inch apart
1/8 inch deep
7 - 14 days
2½ - 3 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - May
October - April
Sun/part shade
1 inch apart
1/8 inch deep
7 - 14 days
2½ - 3 feet

Cold Winters

March - May

Mild Winters

October - April

Sun/Shade

Sun/part shade

Space Seeds

1 inch apart
1/8 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Mature Height

2½ - 3 feet

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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