(Clarkia pulchella ‘Deerhorn’)
Deerhorn Clarkia is a native annual flower that grows in rocky forests and grasslands or in disturbed soils throughout the northwest United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 18” and features hairy erect stems, 2-3” lance-shaped leaves alternating around it, and topped with clusters of four divided fuchsia flower petals and a prominent white pistil. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees and butterflies, is resistant to deer, self-sows, and is used as a cut flower!
Starting Deerhorn Clarkia Seeds
Variety: Deerhorn Clarkia
Also Known As: Pinkfairies, Ragged Robin, Large-Flower Clarkia, Pink-Fairies, Beautiful Clarkia
Native to: British Columbia, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, Myanmar, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming.
Introduced into: Czechoslovakia, New York.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): Spring
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Low
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees and Butterflies, as well as being resistant to deer.
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Produces: a hairy erect stem that has 2-3” lance-shaped leaves alternating around it, and topped with clusters of four divided fuchsia flower petals and a prominent white pistil.
Starting Deerhorn Clarkia Seeds Outdoors for Spring
(Collinsia heterophylla ‘Chinese Houses’)
Chinese Houses is a cool-weather annual flower that is native to California but can be found growing in woodlands and grasslands, or on the slopes of foothills throughout Illinois and Kentucky. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 2' and features narrow pointed leaves and circular tiers of ½-¾” flowers with two white upper petals and two fuchsia lower petals. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees and butterflies, self-sows, and is great as a cut flower!