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Clarkia spp.

Clarkiabottaebloom by Toedrifter (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Clarkia
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Clarkia Overview

Clarkia is a genus originating from the Americas, with the majority of species found in Western North America. This genus contains around 42 annual plants, they typically do not exceed heights of 1.5m and foliage is small, simple and varies in size across species. Grown for their bright, showy, highly colourful flowers, which are 4-petalled and have 4 sepals protecting the flower. Previously this genus was classified under another name, it has now been merged with Clarkia and some species within this genus are referred to generally by the old genus name, godetia.

How to propagate Clarkia


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

Other uses of Clarkia

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