Cleome spinosa 'Colour Mix'

Elegant flowers of white, pink and purple, which look like daddy-long-legs on a stem. More
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Cleome 'Colour Mix' (Spider Flower) has elegant flowers of white, pink and purple, which look like daddy-long-legs on a stem. These look good in the garden and mixed up together in a jumble in a large vase, or pick the individual colours separately for mixing with other things.

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, so sow early. The only downside to cleomes is their thorns, but they're easy to remove if using as a cut flower.

Genus Cleome
Group/Species Spinosa
Variety Colour Mix
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name American Spider Flower
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (47in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Germinates best with lots of temperature changes from hot to cold, so sow early, January-March under cover. Plant out after last frosts.
Care Tips May need staking.
Flowering July - November, 20 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days. Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds. Beware of thorns.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Beautiful and fragrant plants

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Reviewed 5th April 2015 by Mary

I purchased these as plants last season. They were very sturdy and lasted until the frosts - so a long flowering season. A definite must again for this year.