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Cleome spinosa 'Helen Campbell' is the lovely, hugely floriferous pure white cleome.
Cleomes are an elegant and ethereal, very long-lasting and statuesque annual. This is a must for the summer and autumn garden, going on flowering longer than all the other half-hardies and totally invaluable for that.
We’ve discovered that this germinates best with lots of temperature fluctuations from hot to cold, cold to hot , so sow early. The only downside to cleomes are their thorns, but they’re easy to remove.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Variety:||spinosa 'Helen Campbell'|
|Sowing:||Sow under cover in January/Feburary. Can be tricky to germinate. Needs plenty of time.|
|Final Thinning/Planting Distance:||45cm after last frosts. Pinch out tips at 15-20cm.|
|Flowers:||❀ 18 weeks from sowing.|
|Flower production:||4 months.|
|Vase life:||7-10 days.||Conditioning:||None|