Approximately 2000 seeds.

At a Glance: Farewell to spring is a 3-40 in (10-100 cm) tall annual species with showy bright pink flowers. This species grows well in dry open areas like meadows, pasture, and prairie habitats.

Leaves: The leaves on this species are lance-shaped and alternately arranged.

Flowers: The showy pink to rose-purple petals have dark pink to red spots in the center and grow in loose clusters. This species is an annual but does a great job of re-seeding itself, coming back year after year.

Fun fact: The common name “farewell to summer” acknowledges this species habitat of flower in midsummer, as the grass dries and turns brown, when most other flowers have passed.

Growing Conditions:

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
Full sun > 80%
Mostly sunny 60%-80%
Low elevation
Mid elevation


Photo by Northwest Meadowscapes.

MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.