Growing cleomes is a simple and rewarding garden adventure.

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About Cleome

Although cleome is an annual, it often reseeds itself, making it grow year after year in the same location.Cleome or spider flower is often overlooked as a seedling in garden centers because of its nondescript, almost weedy, appearance.

However, once established in the flower garden, cleome puts on a dazzling summer flower show until frost. Its a tall, thorny-stalked annual with spider-like flower heads. When planted in groups it gives the impression of a flowering shrub.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Spider Flower, Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Stinking Clover
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 6 feet.
Flower Colour Pink, purple, white, lavender.
Bloom Time Early summer until first frost.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • Plants not thinned properly and grown too close together will be shorter with smaller flowers and may be yellow due to lack of nitrogen from the competition.
  • Keep seedlings well watered.
  • Once established cleome is drought tolerant.
  • Cleome have a strong propensity to self-sow.
  • Its not unusual to see hundreds of baby cleome growing in your garden the following spring.
  • If you want to limit the amount of seed being sown, deadhead spent flowers before the seed-pods brown and mature.
  • Cleome care

    Plant in full sun, thinning or spacing individual plants to 1 foot apart. Plant where you wont have to brush against the stems often since many varieties have thorns.

    Sunlight Full sun,part sun.
    Watering You will only need to water cleome if you are undergoing a drought.
    Soil Cleome flowers thrive in average garden soil.
    Temperature Warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
    Fertilizer Spider flowers are light feeders, and giving them too much nitrogen results in leggy plants. Cleome dont usually require extra feeding so if you have fertile soil, no additional fertilizing will be needed.

    Cleome uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Cleome flowers are excellent candidates for the back of the flower border, where their lanky stems can hide behind other plants, but their festive flower clusters can sway in the breeze above other flowering annuals
    • Cleomes are also a good choice for growing in containers
    • choose a large container

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Cleome ?

    Cleome is commonly known as Spider Flower, Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Stinking Clover

    How tall do Cleome grow?

    On average Cleome grows 3 to 6 feet.

    What color are Cleome ?

    A Cleome plant bears flowers of color Pink, purple, white, lavender.

    When Cleome blooms?

    With enough light, Cleome may produce Pink, purple, white, lavender. flowers in Early summer until first frost.

    How hard is Cleome to grow?

    A Cleome is Easy.

    How much sunlight does a Cleome need?

    A Cleome prefers Full sun,part sun.

    How much water does a Cleome need?

    A Cleome prefers watering You will only need to water cleome if you are undergoing a drought.

    What kind of soil does a Cleome need?

    A Cleome prefers Cleome flowers thrive in average garden soil.

    What temperature does a Cleome like?

    A Cleome prefers Warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

    How often should I fertilize my Cleome ?

    To encourage Cleome growth, Spider flowers are light feeders, and giving them too much nitrogen results in leggy plants. Cleome dont usually require extra feeding so if you have fertile soil, no additional fertilizing will be needed.



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