Clarkia - Godetia
Common Names: Clarkia, Godetia, Satin Flower, Farewell-to-Spring
Botanical names: Clarkia Amonea, (KLARK-ee-ah A-MEEN-a)
Availability: May through August
Vase life: 5 to 7 days
Storage temperatures: 50 - 60 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Dainty, multi-petaled, funnel-shaped flowers.
Color: Very wide variety of Red, Pink White, and bi-colors
Botanical facts: Named after Captain William Clark (1770-1838). Clarkia Amoena is a flowering plant native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Design notes: Good mass flower. Can also be used as a filler flower.
Purchasing hints: Purchase when buds are closed, but at least 1/4 of the buds are showing color.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut two inches off of the stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.
Additional notes: Godetia, (goh-DEE-she-ah) comprises a subgenus of Clarkia. Chill sensitive, cold temperatures can cause Godetia blossoms to turn bluish or transparent.