Clarkia amoena (KLARK-ee-a a-MEEN-a)
Godetia, also known as Satin Flower or Silk Flower, is a funnel or trumpet shaped flower consisting of four petals that are arranged on the terminal spike. There are single and double forms in shades of pale pink, orange, red and violet/pink.
From the genus named Clarkia that originated in Western North America there are presently over 40 species that are currently classified. The flowers measure approximately 7cm across.
The most popular color used in the floral industry is a beautiful hot pink variety that has vibrant shocking pink blooms. Other colors are white, light pink, lavender and a peach color along with some very pretty bi-colors.
When set in vase tight cut, closed flower buds will open if allowed to develop.
Godetia over the years has become more and more popular with its uses varying from everyday floral arrangements, as a filler, and also as a focal in delicate wedding pieces such as bouquets and corsages.
Godetia grand flora can also be found as a potted plant and is a popular ornamental found in the summer months. It is a strong bee attractor and thrives in mass plantings, works great as a colorful border.
Care & Handling:
- Pinch off all the dead flowers as new ones open, all the buds will open.
- Foliage dies quickly as soon as the plant begins to flower.
- Yellow foliage is natural towards the end of the growing cycle.