Appropriately named, Farewell-To-Spring (Clarkia bottae) signals that the end of the spring bloom’s peak. Farewell-To-Spring is a flowering plant that originates from western North America and is found in the hills and coastal mountains of the San Francisco Bay Area to southern British Columbia.
Clarkia is a genus of plants in the Onagraceae family. More than 40 species are currently classified at Clarkia.
Farewell-To-Spring is an annual plant that grows up to 1 meter tall with thin, linear foliages 2 to 7 inches long and 2 to 6 millimeters wide.
The Farewell-to-Spring bloom is bowl-shaped, pink to lavender, sometimes speckled with red, and flowers from late April to July (depending amount of rain and the timing).
For a spectacular neon wildflower show in midsummer, nothing can be compared to the dazzling effect of this beautiful, carefree plant. This flower not only has a striking effect on grass-dominated prairies, but it is also relatively suitable for replanting as well.