Spiderflower Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SESPID
Barcode: 843458152569

Bring vibrant beauty to the pollinator patch with this tall, easy-to-grow flower, showcasing stunning purple and pink hues, perfect for any garden setting.

  • Plant Type: Annual (self-seeder)
  • Genus: Cleome
  • Species: Spinosa
  • Plant Height/Width: 36-60' TALL
  • Season: Blooms late spring to first frost
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Difficulty: Easy

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • plant after last frost in spring.

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Direct sow: While not required, cleome seeds can benefit from special 7 to 14 day treatment called cold stratification prior to planting them. Cleome seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Seeds should be planted 1/8th inch deep and left uncovered. Space 3 inches between seeds, and space 18 inches between rows. Thin to 18 to 24 inches apart when plants are 3 inches tall.
  • Started indoors: can be transplanted at 21 to 25 days.

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

Cleomes thrive in average garden soil or rich, well-drained loam. With good soil and mulch, they don't require additional fertilizer.

Spiderflower

Spider flower, technically an annual but sometimes survives longer in Florida. Elsewhare it can self-seeds, providing perennial presence. Standing 3-4 feet tall, it offers a striking focal point in annual gardens. Its pink, purple, white, and lavender blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies throughout summer. Easy to grow from seed, it thrives in full sun, requires minimal care, and resists pests and diseases. Also known as Cleome or Pink or Violet Queen, it's drought and heat tolerant, ideal for outdoor gardens, and resistant to deer and rabbits.

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Pinching

Pinch off the first blossom to promote bushier growth. This encourages multiple blooms and prevents the plant from becoming too leggy. Keep doing this throughout the season for a bushy plant with multiple flowers.

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Pinching

Pinch off the first blossom to promote bushier growth. This encourages multiple blooms and prevents the plant from becoming too leggy. Keep doing this throughout the season for a bushy plant with multiple flowers.

The Brief and Glorious History of the Spiderflower

Cleome, renowned for its significance of pride and courage, is not merely a visual delight but also a powerhouse of antioxidants with edible seeds suitable for culinary ventures. Originating from South America, including Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, this captivating plant has a rich history in traditional medicine. Its leaves and seeds have been utilized for various ailments, ranging from digestive issues to skin conditions, owing to its potent antioxidant properties. Cleome's seeds are not only safe for consumption but also add a pleasant taste to salads or baked goods. Additionally, Cleome enjoys the advantage of not being a preferred food source for deer, ensuring its unhindered growth in gardens without the threat of being consumed by herbivores.