CLARKIA unguiculata Clarkia is a species of flowering plant in the family Onagraceae. It is native to western North America, where it is found in mountain meadows and open woods, the flower is considered one of the most beautiful flowers all over the globe.
The plant typically grows to a height of 20-80 cm, with slender stems and narrow, lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are cup-shaped and have four petals that are typically pink or purple in color, although they can also be white.
The flowers bloom in late spring to early summer, tolerant to deer, the flower attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees with the help of its luscious aroma. Used for patio and containers, the elegant clarkia will make it hard for you to cast away your focus from it.
Elegant Clarkia is a popular garden plant and is often used in wildflower seed mixes, meadows, and other naturalized areas. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil and is relatively easy to grow from seed. The plant is also used in traditional medicine for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition to its ornamental value, Elegant Clarkia has ecological value as a source of nectar for pollinators and as a food source for birds and other wildlife. It is also considered to be an indicator species for healthy montane meadow ecosystems in the western United States.
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Scientific Name: Clarkia Uniguiculata
Common Name: Elegant Clarkia
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: California
Full Growth Height: 1-3 ft
Zone: 2 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Late), Summer (Early)
Pollinator: Humming Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Flower: Showy, 4 petal Flower
Attracts: Butterflies, Humming Birds
Flower Color: Mixed Colors
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil pH: Acid
Soil Type: Sand, Loam
Garden Uses: Cutting Garden, Beds and Borders