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Elegant clarkia
Plant Care Instructions By john noble

One of the showiest native annuals. Works great in flower beds or meadow gardens. Grows to 2 feet. Long lasting cut flowers do well in flower arrangements.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones : 9b, 10a, 10b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • May
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  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        Buy seeds this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds this time of year.

    • Sow Seeds

        Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Mulch

        Mulch lightly once a year when planting with organic mulch.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy seeds this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds this time of year

    • Sow Seeds

        Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Mulch

        Mulch lightly once a year when planting with organic mulch.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy seeds this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds this time of year.

    • Sow Seeds

        Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    • Mulch

        Mulch lightly once a year when planting with organic mulch.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy seeds this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant seeds this time of year.

    • Water

        Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

  • May
    • Prune

        Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

  • June
    • Prune

        Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

  • July
    • Harvest

        Harvest seed if you want to give them to friends or selectively plant the following year.

  • August
    • September
      • October
        • Water

            Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

      • November
        • Buy

            Buy seeds this time of year.

        • Plant

            Plant seeds this time of year

        • Sow Seeds

            Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

        • Water

            Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

      • December
        • Buy

            Buy seeds this time of year.

        • Plant

            Plant seeds this time of year.

        • Sow Seeds

            Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

        • Water

            Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

      • Winter
        • Spring
          • Summer
            • Fall
              • Buy

                When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                • January

                  Buy seeds this time of year.

                • February

                  Buy seeds this time of year.

                • March

                  Buy seeds this time of year.

                • April

                  Buy seeds this time of year.

                • November

                  Buy seeds this time of year.

                • December

                  Buy seeds this time of year.

              • Plant

                When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                • January

                  Plant seeds this time of year.

                • February

                  Plant seeds this time of year

                • March

                  Plant seeds this time of year.

                • April

                  Plant seeds this time of year.

                • November

                  Plant seeds this time of year

                • December

                  Plant seeds this time of year.

              • Sow Seeds

                When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                •  Aug
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                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • January

                  Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                • February

                  Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                • March

                  Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                • November

                  Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

                • December

                  Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

              • Fertilize

                When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                • Water

                  Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • February

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • March

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • April

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • October

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • November

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                  • December

                    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

                • Prune

                  When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
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                  • May

                    Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

                  • June

                    Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

                • Mulch

                  Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Mulch lightly once a year when planting with organic mulch.

                  • February

                    Mulch lightly once a year when planting with organic mulch.

                  • March

                    Mulch lightly once a year when planting with organic mulch.

                • Protect

                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                    • Treat for Pest/Disease

                      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                      • Transplant

                        When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                        • Propagate

                          When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                          • Harvest

                            When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                            •  Dec
                            • July

                              Harvest seed if you want to give them to friends or selectively plant the following year.

                          • Special requirements

                            Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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