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Cleome spinosa 'Colour Mix'

Elegant flowers of white, pink and purple, which look like daddy-long-legs on a stem.
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125 seeds

5 plugs (510207-5)

10 plugs (510207-10)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - November, 20 weeks from sowing
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
spinosa
Common name
Spider Flower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Germinates best with lots of temperature changes from hot to cold, so sow early, January-March under cover. Plant out after last frosts.

Description

Flowers in deep pink, purple, white and a pretty pale pink. 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.

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.

Care Tips

May need staking.