Spider Flower Cleome – Pale Pink Strain Dwarf Tropical Garden Annual
Spider flower is a fine example of an annual that you can direct sow or start on a windowsill indoors to fill those gaps and extend your gardens flowering season right through Summer.
Indispensable in full Sun gardens this dwarf selection of pale pink to white delicate flowers is a good fit for small or large gardens and can even be used in containers for that Summer wow factor.
I sow mine in my own garden amongst grasses, bee balm, phlox and other early/mid Summer flowering natives why not try some for yourself and perhaps gift some to a friend.
A well thought out garden requires some pre-planning I offer a selection of annual and tropical seeds that are guaranteed perform quickly, fill in those gaps and provide additional interest once your perennials have gone dormant or simply finished flowering.
Cleome hasslerana blooms: Summer long blooms that fade in the heat and liven back up in evenings and early mornings
Type: Annual – sets seed easily for years of pretty pink flowers
Height: 3ft – 4ft
Stake: No need this plant has a branched habit and will sprawl amongst grasses and native perennials/annuals all Summer long.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Light: Full Sun/ Enjoys a little part shade at the hottest times of the day
Water: Moderate to dry
Sow seeds direct in fall or stratify for 12 weeks – germinates easily seeds may require some protection in Spring
Seed count approx 250 seeds