'Spider flower' is a plant in the Cleome genus with a scientific name of Cleome hassleriana.
Spider Flowers are tall, annual plants with spirally arranged leaves. The leaves are palmately compound, with five or seven leaflets up to 12 cm long and 4 cm broad and the leaf petiole up to 15 cm long. The flowers are purple, pink, or white, with four petals and six long stamens.It is a flower that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Spider flower is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.52 metres (4.94 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. Popular varieties of Spider flower with home gardeners are Color Fountain Mixed, Violet Queen, White Queen, Purple Queen, and Cherry Queen.
Spider flower is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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Spider flower is sturdy and does not require staking. When the plants are small, pinch out the growing tips so that they will branch and become bushy. They sometimes shed their lower leaves in the fall — if this bothers you, plant companion plants nearby to camouflage their baldness.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Spider flower about 28 days before your last frost date .
By our calculations*, you should look at planting out Spider flower about 7 days after your last frost date.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Spider flower so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Spider flower so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Spider flower plants:
Pink queen, Grandfather's whiskers, Spider legs
Cleome hassleriana Chod.
Misspellings: Cleome hasslerana
17 May 2011
I think it should have been sown in Feb./Mar. might be to warm for germination now.
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Popular varieties of Spider flower
- Color Fountain Mixed
- Violet Queen
- White Queen
- Purple Queen
- Cherry Queen
- Helen Campbell
- Mauve Queen
- Queen Mix
- Rose Queen
- Senorita rosalita
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