Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen'

spider flower

approx 125 seeds £1.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: preferably a light, sandy soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half-hardy annual

    Eyecatching and strongly-scented, the deep violet flowers and palm-like leaves of this beautiful plant will add a tropical look to the late summer garden. Great for adding vertical interest to a perennial border, the spidery flowers will also make attractive cut flowers. The seed heads can be dried and added to bouquets, too.

  • Garden care:For early flowers, sow under glass in late winter or spring. Plant seeds approximately 1cm deep in a seed tray containing good compost and keep warm. When large enough to handle, pot on and harden off before planting outside. Alternatively sow thinly outside in a sunny bed after all risk of frost has passed. Thin to 45cm as they grow on. Avoid over-watering and dead-head regularly to keep the plants producing more flowers. Protect them from strong winds and frosts.

  • Sow: February-June

  • Flowering: July-September

  • Approximate quantity: 125 seeds.

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