- Approximate seeds per pound: 1,587,573
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 18 - 30 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring and summer
- Bloom Color: Maroon
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
- Temperature: 65 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/16 inch
- Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 2 1/2 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Clarkia
Clarkia (Clarkia Unguiculata) - Start Clarkia seeds in the spring, directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed, and soon you will have beautiful pastel flowers. Clarkia Unguiculata easily is grown from wild flower seeds in all regions of the United States. The common name is Mountain Garland or Garland Flower, and it originated in California. This variety produces blooms with an array of pink, salmon and hues of maroon, and the colors are most striking when planted in groups. This wildflower gets up to 30 inches tall and blooms from May through July.
Clarkia plants tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions but does not like heavy clay. Sow Mountain Garland wild flower seeds 1/16 inch deep once soil reaches at least 65F degrees. Keep the seeds moist until plants are established. Plant in groups and thin to 9 inches apart. This annual will grow quickly from flower seeds, bloom heavily, and then it will die with frost. Mountain Garland plants will drop their own flower seeds for next season's display. Clarkia blooms in just 8 - 10 weeks after sowing the wild flower seeds.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.