All About Godetia
- Godetias are annuals
- Flowers range from 1-3 feet tall, depending on species. There are also dwarf varieties
- Godetias are hardy to USDA zones 3-7
- The flowers close up at night or during overcast weather.
- The petals feel like satin, and have a shimmery appearance
- In high wind areas, the tall stems may need staking
Fantastic Godetia Varieties
Rembrandt - Contrasting bi-color pink flowers, averages 12-18" tall.
Pure White - A snow-white single-color Godetia
Scarlet Dwarf - Bright scarlet-red blooms with a light pink center blush, grows 12-24 inches tall.
Cattleya Lilac - Light lilac flowers with a dark-pink center blush, averages 12-24 inches tall.
How To Grow Godetia From Seed
- Godetia does not transplant well, so it is best to direct sow. They grow quickly and don't need to be started indoors first.
- Plant outdoors in spring after all danger of frost has passed
- Choose a location in full sun
- Water the planting area first, so pressure of watering doesn't disturb the seeds later
- Rake the soil so it is loose
- Scatter Godetia seeds over the soil
- Very lightly press the seeds into the soil – this is best done by walking over them. Godetia seeds should never be buried – they need sunlight to germinate.
- Keep the soil moist until the seedlings sprout and are established
- Water, as needed through the growing season – usually a couple times a week if Mother Nature is not providing enough rain.