100 HEIRLOOM Farewell to Spring (Clarkia unguiculata) seeds
The “Elegant Clarkia” or “Farewell-to-Spring” is a favorite wildflower in the wild in Northern California. With red or maroon stems, the flowers resemble pinkish powder puffs up and down the tall plant. In the northeast, these lovely meadow annuals reach about 12 to 14” in height, but with the moist conditions of the Pacific Northwest (and even well-watered in Southern California) this clarkia can reach 3 to 4 feet for a magnificent show. All clarkias are named for Captain Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For related species, see godetia, C. amoena.
*Sometimes known as C. elegans
Common Name: Farewell to Spring
Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Color: Fluffy pink to maroon flowers
Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Bloom Time: Mid-season
Flower: Small fluffy flowers in leaf
Sun/Shade: Full sun to light shade.
Soil Preferences: Adaptable
Moisture Requirements: Above average but well-drained.