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Farewell to Spring Seeds

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1/4 Pound CLUQP
Price: $9.95
1 Pound CLULB
Price: $29.95

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Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual.
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Common Name Farewell to Spring
Botanical Name Clarkia unguiculata or Clarkia elegans
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 18-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 1,587,573
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To California
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
The “Elegant Clarkia” or “Farewell-to-Spring” is a favorite wildflower in the wild in Northern California. With red or maroon stems, the flowers resemble pinkish powder puffs up and down the tall plant. In the northeast, these lovely meadow annuals reach about 12 to 14” in height, but with the moist conditions of the Pacific Northwest (and even well-watered in Southern California) this clarkia can reach 3 to 4 feet for a magnificent show. All clarkias are named for Captain Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For related species, see godetia, C. amoena.
*Sometimes known as C. elegans.


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Love this previously unknown flower


from Colorado

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  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors


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    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Farewell to Spring Seeds:

    I planted American Meadows' annual wildflower mix last year in an area that was about 25' x 15'. It has southern exposure and receives full sun. It is in the Colorado Mtns at an elevation of about 8500'. This is a short growing season. Farewell to Spring was the first flower to bloom in June and it kept on blooming for several months. I had no idea what it was and had to look it up on this website. It was beautiful with the blue cornflower and white annual gypsophilia. It was planted again this year, at the end of April, and covered with a landscape frost protection blanket until June 1. The birds didn't get the seeds, and I'll have far more blooms of everything this year, including Farewell to Spring. Also, the deer, chipmunks and rabbits seem to leave this flower alone. I love it.

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    No blooms


    from Princeton, NJ

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          Comments about American Meadows Farewell to Spring Seeds:

          Didn't see any blooms from these. I cleared an area of our land in Princeton, NJ to plant a broad mix of wildflower seeds from American Meadows: Cosmos Dwarf Mix plus nearly all the varieties carried by American Meadows that were said to grow well in part-sun. Of all these, only Cosmos Dwarf Mix and Sulphur cosmos dwarf lemon thrived. The area previously had heavy tree cover though now is half-sun, clay ground, fairly wet. The few poppies that bloomed were so beautiful, I'll try those again next year as well.

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