Plant Data Sheet



Clarkia amoena, Farewell-to-spring








Range: British Columbia, California, Oregon, Quebec, Washington


Climate, elevation: All USDA zones


Local occurrence (where, how common):

State Distributional Map for Clarkia amoena (Lehm.) A. Nels. & J.F. Macbr. ssp. amoenaCalifornia County Distributional Map for Clarkia amoena ssp. amoena


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


Sources cited:


Dave’s Garden, for gardeners…by gardeners. Detailed information on Atlasflower, Farewell-to-spring, Godetia (Clarkia amoena). Date accessed: 22 May 2006. <>.


Protocol Information. United states Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. Date accessed: 25 May 2006. <>.


Rainy Side Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Plant Gallery and Growing Guide – Native Plants. Clarkia amoena. Date accessed: 22 May 2006. <>.


United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. Plants Profile. Date accessed: 25 May 2006. <>.





Data compiled by:   Linda Arnoldi on 22 May 2006