Godetia is part of the Godetia genus and its scientific name is Godetia grandiflora. The grandiflora part of this plant's botanical name means 'with large flowers'.
Bushy plant with light green leaves and pretty crinkly shades of pink flowers in mid to late summer.
Bright and free flowering, double and semi double blooms
This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Cerise pink and Baby pink and Deep pink. When mature, blooms are roughly 3.0 cm (that's 1.17 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 6. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Dark spring green and Ao green
It is a non-edible flower that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.
Normally reaching to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This plant tends to bloom in late summer, followed by first harvests in late summer.
This plant is a great attractor for butterflies and bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Godetia is a great choice.
Godetia is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Sow directly where the plants are to flower.
Sow in wavy lines for a more natural effect
Keep well watered until the plants are well established
Flowers mid to late summer
To prolong the flowering season make a second sowing Late spring early summer.
Sowings later in the year may flower in the following season
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 6 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Godetia is thought of as half hardy, so protect with a row cover whenever the temperatures drop.
See our list of companion Plants for Godetia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Sow spring time in a sunny spot when the soil has warmed. Thin to 20 to 25 cm to allow the flowers to be at their best
A second sowing in late spring very early summer will prolong the flowering season
Can also be sown early autumn for earlier flowers the next summer
Sow a tiny pinch of seed directly into established containers for surprise flowers later in the season
Best grown in the place they are to flower and thinned, they don’t seem to transplant wellEnsure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 10°C / 50°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Godetia is a half hardy plant.
Annuals tend to give up flowering if allowed to go to seed, so dead head if possible and seed save only at the end off the flowering season
These estimates for how long Godetia takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 20 days | Min 2 days | Max 53 days (3)
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