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Clarkia ‘Brilliant’

Farewell to spring

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed-pink

Description

Clarkia ‘Brilliant’ (Farewell to spring). In summer and early autumn, this has large, double, bright red-pink, rosette-like flowers growing on long spikes. This annual also bears oval leaves.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Godetia

Origin

W. Canada & S.America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers which are good for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow in a sunny position in reasonably fertile, well drained soil. You should avoid rich soil as this will encourage vegetative growth at the expense of the flowers.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds which are sown outdoors in the spring or in early autumn in mild areas.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Botrytis may be troublesome.

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