Spider Flower White Queen Cleome Hassleriana is a fast-growing annual native to South America. Spider Flower White Queen seeds can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Commonly called Grandfather's Whiskers Plant, Spider Legs, and Spider Plant, this compact and bushy annual plant features highly attractive dark-green foliage and blooms with large clusters of brilliant white flowers on strong, sturdy stems. The flowering period is all summer and fall long, and the showy flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Spider Flower White Queen is a cottage garden favorite and is used widely in mass planting or border edging. Spider Plant is a superb container and pot plant. Cleome Hassleriana seeds are easy to germinate, and once established, Spider Flower likes to grow in full sun or partial shade, preferring moist, but well-drained soil and tolerating extreme heat and drought. Cleome makes an outstanding cut flower with a long vase-life.
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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