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Clarkia 'Rosy Cheek to Cheek Mix'
Seed Packet

Clarkia 'Rosy Cheek to Cheek Mix'

Clarkia elegans
This mix of double-blooming elegant clarkia has sweet shades of rose, whisper pink, pastel peach, and white blooming along tall stems. An early summer bloomer that parties with other West Coast natives, such as California poppy and globe gilia, for your very own superbloom.
SKU #S1947
Growing Companions
Baby Blue Eyes
Baby Blue Eyes
Bird's Eyes 'Felicitas'
Bird's Eyes 'Felicitas'
Chinese Forget Me Not 'Mystery Rose'
Chinese Forget Me Not 'Mystery Rose'
California Poppy 'Pink Champagne'
California Poppy 'Pink Champagne'
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
Annual Hardiness
Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2-3' h x 1' w
Full sun to partial shade
Regular, well-drained
Spring to summer
Mix of appleblossom pink, white and peach pink
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Barely cover. Press lightly into soil.
Sprout Time:
7-14 days
Seed To Bloom:
12 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow in pots 10 weeks before last frost date, setting out in spring when soil is still cool. Keep at 65-70F until germination is complete, then grow on cool with 50F nights.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow in early spring or fall in mild winter areas (zones 8-10).
Mountain garland is part of the large Clarkia genus, named for William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He sent seeds of this showy wildflower to England in 1840, and today, it has transformed from a simple beauty into a bouquet of doubled flowers on tall stems tailor made for cutting. The open-petaled flowers open from the bottom to the top on tall racemes. It thrives under cool spring conditions; most flowering is over by mid July or when the heat of summer intrudes. Grow in cutting gardens and sow drifts with California poppy, globe gilia, and baby blue eyes for springtime borders in very well-drained soils. Cut for bouquets, which are notably long-lasting in a vase and can be dried.
Final Spacing:
Water Requirements:
Low Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly until established, then only during dry spells.
Soil pH:
Slightly acid to slightly alkaline
If soil is poor, mix in a few inches of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Root rots can develop if planted into poorly drained soils or there is an excess of rain.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when lower blooms start to open. Flowering proceeds up the stem.