Clarkia Wildflower Seeds
Approximate seeds per pound: 1,587,573
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
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Clarkia Unguiculata
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.
North American Native
The genus "Clarkia" was named for the explorer who first discovered it: William Clark!
How to Grow
Clarkia plants tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions but do not like heavy clay. Sow these seeds 1/16 inch deep once soil reaches at least 65F degrees. Keep the seeds moist through germination and maintain moisture until plants are established. Plant in groups and thin to 9 inches apart. This annual will grow quickly from seed, bloom heavily, and then die with frost. Mountain Garland plants will drop their own seeds for next season's display. They bloom in just 8 - 10 weeks after seeds are first sown.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.6-7.8
- Sowing rate: 1 ounce per 1000 sq. ft.
Clarkia is an annual wildflower that grows in USDA zones 3 through 10. It is native to California, and is very resilient and drought-resistant once established. Clarkia is very popular in cottage gardens across America.
- Bloom color: maroon
- Bloom season: spring and summer
- Plant height: 18-30 inches