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Clarkia amoena ‘Princess Series’

Satin flower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange-pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Clarkia amoena ‘Princess Series’ (Satin flower). Bears slender, upright stems and lance-shaped, mid-green leaves with spikes of frilled, orange-pink flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Naturaliser, wildflower/meadow, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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

Propagate from seed in autumn or spring. Will readily self-sow.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to botrytis.

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