Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen'

25% OFF seed packets
approx 125 seeds £3.79 £2.84
in stock (shipped within 2-3 working days)
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen' spider flower: Unusual spider-like, violet flowers

  • 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.

Delivery options

  • Standard
  • Next / named day
Delivery information

Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Share by email

Beautiful late summer colour

4

First time growing these and had some bother. I sowed according to instructions- 1cm deep in seed compost- waited and nothing. Set them aside and sowed another tray a few weeks later. Still nothing. I googled and found a suggestion to surface sow, so I did this on a third tray and they all came up like magic- still nothing happening on the first 2 trays though! They are a beautiful shot in the arm for late summer borders, I will definitely grow again next year.

KB79

Warwickshire

true

2000014762

4.0 1

100.0

Posh bedding

There is still plenty of time to raise hardier annuals from seeds sown now and these include cosmos, zinnias and marigolds. However it's often easier to opt for ready-grown plugs of these, as well as the more-tender begonias petunias, antirrhinums and ni

Read full article

Sowing half hardy annuals

If you are wanting to have a go at growing seeds then the easiest of all are the annuals because they are programmed to germinate, flower and set seed within one year - therefore they pop up easily because there’s no time to waste. Most will provide necta

Read full article

Download our free gardening app to help you grow

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play
Iris