Clarkia is a hardy annual flower that can still be sown during the beginning of June
- Common Name
Its pretty flowers come in pink, white, red and purple and it grows to around 60cm tall.
Grow in a sunny position in your flower border or in a large container.
When to grow
Sow seeds in the first part of June for flowers in August.
What you need
Packet of Clarkia seeds
Label and pencil
How to grow
Clarkia seeds can be sown straight in to the ground where they are going to grow, so make sure the space you are going to sow is weed free, by using a trowel to remove the weeds.
Rake the soil to a fine tilth (a fine, crumbly top) and make some drills 5mm deep. The rows should be spaced about 15cm apart.
If the soil is dry, water the soil before sowing and allow the drill to drain. Sprinkle the seed in thinly along the drill (2cm apart) and cover up with soil. As they grow, if the plants are crowded, then thin them out to 10 – 15cm apart.
Keep the plants well watered during periods of dry weather and enjoy the beautiful flowers.