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Deerhorn Clarkia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Clarkia pulchella

 

Deerhorn Clarkia

Clarkia is a summer-flowering annual with long thin leaves and spears of flowers in pink to purple, sometimes with white in the centre and on the edge of the petals. Leaves are mid-green and spear shaped. Clarkia pulchella hasseveral common names, including ragged robin, pink fairies and deerhorn clarkia.

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plant Features
  • Deerhorn Clarkia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Deerhorn Clarkia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Deerhorn Clarkia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Deerhorn Clarkia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Deerhorn Clarkia

Latin name

Clarkia pulchella

type

Annual

family

Onagraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Deerhorn Clarkia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Deerhorn Clarkia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Deerhorn Clarkia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Deerhorn Clarkia likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Deerhorn Clarkia is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Clarkia pulchella

Clarkia is a summer-flowering annual with long thin leaves and spears of flowers in pink to purple, sometimes with white in the centre and on the edge of the petals. Leaves are mid-green and spear shaped. Clarkia pulchella hasseveral common names, including ragged robin, pink fairies and deerhorn clarkia.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Bearing pink to purple, sometimes with white in the centre flowers.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown plants into flowering position in spring after last frost.

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in flowering position in Autumn or early Spring (They do not transplant well). Do not cover the seeds as they need light to germinate, and sow fairly thickly, then thin as they grow. If you keep the plants fairly close together they will support each other (they have a tendency to fall over, unless supported).

 

Propagation by seed in autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Sow seed in flowering position in Autumn or early Spring (They do not transplant well). Do not cover the seeds as they need light to germinate, and sow fairly thickly, then thin as they grow. If you keep the plants fairly close together they will support each other (they have a tendency to fall over, unless supported).

 
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