Sow the Farewell to Spring seeds directly outside, either in the ground or in pots. 7:27 am. Seeding Rate is 2 pounds per acre if using a seed drill to plant with in rows. Godetia flowers self-seed very reliably – once established, they will continue to come up naturally in that spot for years. Once every two months, I send subscribers a discount code or an offer for a heavily discounted bundle of seeds. Ben Godetia has a bit of naming confusion surrounding it. 12:20 am, Ben Thank you, just need them to grow a little bigger now then. To make things more confusing, it is frequently still sold under its old name. The seeds can be sown in autumn, if you live in a warm climate zone, or the seeds are stored until the next spring. Annual. Eight Months At Bluebell Cottage Nursery. Sowing Biennial Flower Seeds In June And July. As cut flowers, simple Godetia stems are a wonder to behold. Ideal plant spacing is 16" -20". Do not bury seeds, as they require light to germinate. 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They will be some amongst you who feel that Godetia is simply too old fashioned for the modern, sophisticated, ‘down with the kids’ sort of grower such as my good self…but I put it to you my dear people that there is indeed nothing too old fashioned for the contemporary floricultural cosmonaut…I say grow Godetia from seed in your cut flower garden…let its elegant old fashioned stems sway a foxtrot in the breeze…let it take sherry at noon and play a rubber of bridge on the veranda at dusk. Godetia seedling *I prewater my rows and just lightly cover the seeds with a covering a earth. November 8, 2012 @ This particular species is frequently also called the farewell-to-spring flower. *As always ensure your seed bed is raked to a fine tilth. :) Mine are coming up now too….very late this year…but the will still flower….no problem. When harvesting your Godetia, do so when the first flower has opened…the others will follow dutifully one by one and can last ten days or more in the vase. *They will happily self seed the following year…if you don’t want this then cut them down before they have finished flowering. 10:25 am. If your winters are mild, you can plant your seeds in late summer or early autumn. Flowers have a delicate, crumpled tissue vibe about them in intense colours  and the stems themselves are super strong and super long…perfect for adding some height and drama to an otherwise yawn worthy display. 5:56 pm. The plants grow quickly, and should be flowering within 90 days. What is a godetia plant? Godetia plants do not like to be crowded. in diameter, with four equally sized and spaced petals. Anna The soil should be kept relatively moist until the plants begin to flower, at which point they become quite drought tolerant. It is a species of the Clarkia genus, named after William Clark of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. in height, depending upon the variety. *They will happily self seed the following year…if you don’t want this then cut them down before they have finished flowering. Transplanting it is often unsuccessful. Godetia do not tolerate hot or humid climates, temperatures above 80F degrees will cause the flower to fail. November 10, 2012 @ My godetia seedlings all seam to be comming up red. Godetia are grown from seeds. Godetia flowers, also frequently called farewell-to-spring and clarkia flowers, are a species of the Clarkia genus that are not very well known but excellent in country gardens and flower arrangements. May 26, 2013 @ They need full sun, especially if you want them to start flowering as quickly as possible. Give growing Gotetia from seed a go…it’s easy and fun and the plants will provide you with heaps of flowers. Try growing and showing with Ammi Majus and ‘Blue Boy’ cornflowers. It is an attractive and very showy annual flower that blooms, as the name suggests, in late spring. Anna *In my cut flower gardens I sow in three rows spaced a foot apart. Godetia makes an excellent cut flower. How to collect the seeds of godetia. *The bed should be free draining and get lashings and lashings of super splendid old fashioned sunshine…’like what the summers used to be like guvnor…cor blimey have a banana.’. If you want to prevent reseeding, deadhead flowers as soon as flowering is finished. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! *Germination should take a couple of weeks. *Later…when they are a couple of inches high, I thin to about 8-12 inches. Terri The brilliant color of this wildflower makes it one of the showiest of all in meadows. 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