Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Cleome hassleriana, 'Queen' Series, Spider Flower

Common Name: Spider Flower

Genus: Cleome

Species: hassleriana

Cultivar or Variety: 'Queen' Series

Characteristics: Has huge flower heads during summer and fall good for cutting flower.

Germination Tips: Keep moistened seeds at 40F for one week in dark, then move to light and 68-75F

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes
No

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White
Lt. Pink
Lt. Red

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Borders

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