Clarkia unguiculata

Clarkia unguiculata

Elegant fairyfan

Formerly known as Clarkia elegans. Native to California, this annual flower is grown easily throughout the United States. It is most commonly found on dry, often shaded slopes below 5,000 ft. elevation. Long lavender pink to salmon or purplish or dark red-purple petals bloom from May to July. Prefers full sun but will tolerate shade. Avoid heavy clay soils.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
15 
- 36 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
40.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,166,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Lavender-Purple
Blooming Season: 
Spring