Spider Flower

Cleome hassleriana

A stunning, spindly floral garden delight.

What if spiders carried flowers on their backs? What if they spun their webs atop tall stalks so their bundles of blooms could be seen above the garden fray of rocks and weeds? Would you make room for these leggy blossom bearers? If you grow Cleome, the Spider Flower, the answer is yes. Let these pink flowers be born and stretch their long, seed-podded legs in your garden. The firework explosions of pink blooms, appearing higher and higher all season, will be your reward.


Art Pack (150 seeds) $4.79 In Stock

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Direct sow after last frost, or sow indoors 3-4 weeks earlier. Needs light and temperature swings to germinate; just press into soil or potting medium. Pick a location where you want height and dramatic impact. Will self-sow each year in most conditions.

Days to Germination 7-14
Days to Maturity 75
Planting Depth <¼"
Spacing in Row 12-18"
Spacing Between Rows 18-36"
Height at Maturity 4-6'
Width at Maturity 12"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Diane Adzema. She layered oil, wax, and glazes to illuminate the beauty and magic of this intricate bloom. Her art glows from within as if it has a light of its own.

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