Cleome hassleriana – “Spiderflower”

Botanical name: Cleome hassleriana
Common name: “Spiderflower”

Characteristics:

Size: 4-5′ x 2′
Light: Full sun/pt shade
Bloom: May-Frost

Description:

Dense clusters of small, Butterfly-shaped flowers colored either rose, violet, pink, or white open at the ends of tall, woody stems spirally cloaked by pungent, palmate leaves. Self-sowing annual for the back of the border or for use in mass plantings. Cutting blooms encourages branching and reflowering through the summer and into the fall. (Synonym: Cleome spinosa)

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