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godetia

(gōdēsh`ə): see evening primroseevening primrose,
common name for the Onagraceae, a family of plants of worldwide distribution, most species of which grow as herbs in the temperate New World, and specifically for members of the genus Oenothera.
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Godetia

 

a genus of herbaceous plants of the family Ona-graceae. Godetia is very similar to the genus Clarkia and is often grouped together with it. There are about 20 species of Godetia in North and South America, and they are especially numerous in California. Farewell-to-spring (Godetia amoe-na) and Whitney godetia (G. grandiflora or G. whitneyi) are grown as ornamental annuals with abundant, attractive, large flowers. There are many forms and varieties of various heights, with simple or double flowers of various shades of white, pink, and red. Godetia plants are used in flower beds and borders and as cut flowers.

godetia

any plant of the American onagraceous genus Godetia, esp one grown as a showy-flowered annual garden plant
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On one table, an arrangement of blue larkspur, bright salmon-pink godetias, and white lilies echoes the colors of watermelon slices on a cobalt blue platter.
She'll sow seeds of godetia, larkspur, sweet pea, and stock, and set out delphinium seedlings.
Spring (plant in fall except where noted): Anemone, delphinium(*), Dutch iris, foxglove, freesia, godetia (plant in spring in cold climates), larkspur(*), lavender, lilac, narcissus, ranunculus, rose (late winter), stock, sweet pea.
And unlike older types sold as mixes, these godetias come in individual colors.
Like all godetias, they prefer cool temperatures, so plant them in fall or late winter for late-spring bloom.
Sow godetias in the garden in fall, or start seeds in flats between December and February for transplanting to beds in early spring.
Grow godetias in full sun and well-drained soil (sandy soil is ideal, but not necessary); keep the soil moist.