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PlantFiles: Deerhorn Clarkia, Pinkfairies, Ragged Robin
Clarkia unguiculata 'Passion for Purple'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clarkia (KLAR-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: unguiculata (un-gwee-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Passion for Purple
Additional cultivar information: (aka Passion of Purple)

Synonym:Clarkia elegans

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kjsacramento On Apr 25, 2004, kjsacramento from Sacramento, CA wrote:

The photos don't do it justice. This is a very beautiful little plant that grows in small spires next to taller rose-colored spires of similar flowers (also Clarkia?) along the narrow inner-city road medians in Sacramento, Ca during April. The combination has a wonderful impact in the middle of the city concrete - so much so that I pulled over to get a sample.


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

Seward, Alaska
Arden-arcade, California
Mccall, Idaho
Saint Charles, Illinois
Prineville, Oregon
Charlottesville, Virginia

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