Cleome

Annuals

Cleome

22 Mar , 2015  

Cleome Latin Name: Cleome hassleriana
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Width: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Dense elongated terminal racemes of pink, purple or white spider-like flowers with protruding stamens bloom from summer to frost. Flowers are sweetly fragrant. Flowers are followed by thin seed pods that ripen to brown before splitting open and dispersing the seed within. Aromatic, sticky, palmate green leaves with 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets have sharp spines at the base of each leaf stalk. Attractive to hummingbirds (nectar), birds (seed) and butterflies. Synonymous with C. spinosa.