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PlantFiles: Atlasflower, Farewell-to-Spring, Godetia
Godetia amoena 'Summer Paradise'

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Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Godetia (go-DEE-sha) (Info)
Species: amoena (am-oh-EN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Paradise

Category:
Annuals

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dicentra63 On Jul 2, 2009, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Germinates readily, grows well in cool rainy weather and hot sunny weather (we had both this summer).

This cultivar produces three colors -- cerise, light pink, and white -- each on a different plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Salt Lake City, Utah



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