CLARKIA bottae
(GODETIA bottae)



Height: 10" (25cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Mauve

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
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:

Seed Pod

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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