Cleome is part of the Cleome genus. Its scientific name is Cleome spinosa. The botanical name epithet for Cleome (spinosa) means 'spiny'.Cleome grows as an annual/perennial and is a flower. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Cleome is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.
Cleome is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Surface sow the seed . Keep moist not wet. Needs light to germinate, can take up to four weeks at 20C
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Cleome about 35 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Cleome so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Cleome so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Cleome plants:
This plant is originally from the West Indies (Caribbean), and was brought over to the UK where it rose to popularity in 1817.
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Cleome care instructions
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