Botanical Name: Cleome
Family: Capparaceae family
Planting Cleome flowers is a lovely garden adventure. Extremely simple in growing, this lovely garden adventure re-seeds itself and grows year after year. Also known as Spider flowers, Cleome look extremely beautiful in flower beds, borders, large containers, in background plantings, mixed with shrubs and are a good addition to the bird or butterfly garden too.
Tools needed for growing Cleome:
- Gardening gloves
- Packet of Cleome seeds
- Label and pencil
How to plant Cleome seeds:
- Plant the Cleome seeds in a location that receives full sun to partial shade.
- These do not need any specific soil. The soil just needs to be well draining.
- When grown from seeds they grow as fragrant flowers that are about 6 feet tall while the dwarf variety ones have no fragrance at all.
- Cleome plants grow to become drought tolerant .
- These plants need less nitrogen when compared to other annuals and shrug of pests and diseases.
Varieties of Cleome Series:
- Sparkler Series- Short, bushy and ideal for containers
- Queen Series- Open pollinated variety, it grows up to 6 feet
- Senorita Rosalita- A sterile and thorn less hybrid that does not self-seed
- Spirit Series- Dwarf, silvery cast leaves, tall thriller plant