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Spider Flower Violet Queen Cleome hassleriana 200 Seeds

Spider Flower Violet Queen Cleome hassleriana 200 Seeds

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Cleome hassleriana, commonly known as spider flower or spider plant, is a flowering plant native to South America. It's a popular choice in gardens due to its unique appearance and ability to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Here are some key features of Cleome hassleriana:

Appearance: Spider flowers have tall, slender stems with clusters of delicate flowers at the top. The flowers typically have four petals and long stamens, giving them a spidery appearance.

Color: The flowers come in various shades of pink, purple, and white, adding a splash of color to gardens.

Growth Habit: Cleome hassleriana is an annual plant, meaning it completes its life cycle within one growing season. It grows quickly from seed and can reach heights of up to 3 to 5 feet (1 to 1.5 meters).

Sun and Soil Requirements: Spider flowers prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade. They thrive in well-drained soil and are relatively drought-tolerant once established.

Maintenance: Cleome hassleriana is generally low-maintenance, requiring regular watering during dry spells and occasional fertilization. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage continuous blooming.

Attractiveness to Pollinators: The nectar-rich flowers of Cleome hassleriana attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden, making it a valuable addition to pollinator-friendly landscapes.

 

Growing Instructions

 

Start this annual indoors 6-8 weeks before the average date of last frost or seed directly in the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Seed must be cold stratified (just like they would be if they overwintered outside) first, press the seed into the soil without covering it (this plant requires light to germinate), then should germinate in a little over a week. Wait until the soil has warmed to plant in the garden, spacing the plants (or thin if self-seeded) at least a foot apart (up to 3 feet if you want a bushier plant). Self-seeded plants need to be thinned, or all will be weak and spindly.

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