Spider Flower Violet Queen Cleome Hassleriana is a herbaceous annual plant native to South America. Spider Flower Violet Queen seeds are easy to germinate, and the seeds can be started directly outdoors in spring. Also known as Spider Plant and Grandfather's Whiskers Plant, this particular Cleome Hassleriana is compact and bushy plant that produces large, deep-purple to violet, fluffy flowers. The butterflies and hummingbirds like to visit the blooming Spider Flower.
Spider Flower Violet Queen can be used for the various landscaping applications such as mass planting, border edging, container planting, hanging baskets, and the plant can be grown as a ground cover. Cleome Hassleriana seeds should be sown on the soil surface and just slightly pressed into the soil. Spider Flower grows best in full sun and enjoys both dry and moist growing conditions, tolerating drought and adapting to the various types of soil.
Height: 36-42 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 10-21 Days
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