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Cleome (Spider flower)

Cleome Photo/Illustration: Kerry Ann Moore


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Cleome Common Name: Spider flower
Umbels of pink, white, or fuchsia blossoms make spider flower a beloved addition in any border. It's reseeding habit can be a boon or curse, depending on how you like your plants to behave.
Noteworthy characteristics: Long, upward-reaching stems topped off with an explosion of color make spider flower a good go-to for height in the garden.
Care: Be sure to maintain moisture in dry weather.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower

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