Clarkia elegans/Garland Flower

Clarkia elegans / Clarkia elegans
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A plant in full bloom

Lavender flowers

Pink flowers

Plant for sale at a nursery in spring

Close-up of flowers

Individual flower

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Scientific Name: Clarkia elegans
Common Name: Garland Flower
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This native wildflower of California, named after the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition, produces upright growing plants with stems of double flowers in white, salmon, purple, rose, and pink. Individual flowers resemble hollyhock flowers. For seasonal color plant in the fall and plants bloom in the spring. It can be a delightful tall growing bedding plant. It blooms for about four weeks. It is a long-lasting cutflower if properly conditioned.