Clarkia williamsonii
“Fort William Fairyfan”

Clarkia williamsonii  Fort William Fairyfan Clarkia williamsonii  Fort William Fairyfan

Bold markings color the blooms of this showy native annual in late Spring & early Summer. Some people have described this species as gaudy, but we like a little flash to our flowers, & this species still has its natural grace.  The center of the flower is white, & the outer part of the petal is lavender with a deep magenta blotch in the center. The flowers seem to glow from within, & appear well into summer if supplemented with additional water on plants that span at least a foot across, & are under a foot tall. Drainage is key! Clarkia williamsonii does not tolerate clay very well, but would be a great plant to try to naturalize on a rocky incline, & has done beautifully for us at the edge of rock walls in our nursery garden beds. Containers work well, too, of course. Poor soil is fine, & this year’s plants will yield seedlings that will need no additional water to thrive next year! Local all the way from Kern County north to Nevada County. To 1' high & wide.

Claire Woods

deer resistant

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