Clarkia rubicunda (Lindl.) F.H. & M.E.Lewis

Half hardy, erect to prostrate annual with lance-shaped, sometimes toothed leaves, to 4cm long, and leafy spikes of rosy-pink to lavender flowers with a conspicuous red or red-purple base.  To 1.5m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1834.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.165/1845].


Published Oct 12, 2009 - 03:26 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 02:57 PM

More details about Clarkia rubicunda (Lindl.) F.H. & M.E.Lewis
Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Western USA

  • Oenothera amoena f. rubicunda (Lindl.) Regel
  • Oenothera rubicunda Hook. & Arn.
  • Godetia rubicunda Lindl. 
Common Name

Clarkia, Ruby Chalice Clarkia, Farewell to Spring

Name in the Camden Park Record

Oenothera rubicunda 

Confidence level high