Height: 10" (25cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Mauve ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Myrtales (Myrtle Order) Family: Onagraceae (Willow-herb Family) Genus: Clarkia (Godetia) Species: bottae (like Physalis) ____________________________________
Godetia bottae is an elegant little annual, reaching a height of about 10". It has branching stems holding delicate pinky-lilac flowers with pleated petals and a white centre.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
The seed pod is a long thin cone, opening with a star shape.
The seeds are tiny light brown balls. There are many seeds in a seedpod, surrounded by white fluff.
The seedleaves are lobed and spotted with purple.
Seed sowing and Germination
Spring: Seeds sown outside in spring germinated in a few days.
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