Plant Data Sheet
Clarkia amoena, Farewell-to-spring
Climate, elevation: All USDA zones
Local occurrence (where, how common):
Habitat preferences: full or partial sun, well-drained soil, dry grassy areas
Plant strategy type/successional stage (stress-tolerator, competitor, weedy/colonizer, seral, late successional):
Associated species: Not found
May be collected as: (seed, layered, divisions, etc.): Seed
Collection restrictions or guidelines: Allow pods to dry on plant and break open to collect seeds.
Seed germination (needs dormancy breaking?): No, it easily germinates.
Seed life (can be stored, short shelf-life, long shelf-life): Not available
Recommended seed storage conditions: Refrigerate for freshness
Propagation recommendations (plant seeds, vegetative parts, cuttings, etc.): Sow seeds in situ in spring or fall, sown in vented containers in a coldframe, indoors before last frost, or direct sow after last frost. Plant plugs grown from seed.
Soil or medium requirements (inoculum necessary?): 95% germination occurs within the first two weeks after planting seed in a soil-less peat-based media, amended with micronutrients, slow-release fertilizer, and kept at 70 degree days and 50 degree nights.
Installation form (form, potential for successful outcomes, cost): plugs or seed
Recommended planting density: 12-24 inches for plugs
Care requirements after installed (water weekly, water once etc.): Drought tolerant. Water regularly but do not over-water.
Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan: Annual, 1-2 feet tall
Garden, for gardeners…by gardeners.
Detailed information on Atlasflower,
Farewell-to-spring, Godetia (Clarkia amoena). Date accessed:
Gardeners in the
United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation
Plants Profile. Date accessed:
Data compiled by: Linda