Planting Guide and Seed Saving Notes for Clarkia

Clarkia (Clarkia amoena)

Mixed shades of pinks and whites grace these frilly, cup-shaped flowers.

How To Grow Clarkia from Seed

Bed Preparation:

Clarkia 'Godetia Dwarf' is an annual that prefers well-drained soil with moderate moisture. Choose a site with full sun to partial shade.

Planting:

Direct sow seed outdoors after last frost date or start seed indoors 4-6 weeks earlier. Sow seeds 1/16" deep and 6-8" apart. Seeds will sprout in 10-18 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 12-15" apart. Plants are frost sensitive.

How to Save Clarkia Seeds:

Clarkia seed matures late summer-fall. Seed is ready to harvest when brown and dry. Store seeds in a cool, dry place. Seeds are viable for 2-3 years.