name: "Spider Flower"
Latin name: Cleome hassleriana 'Sparkler Lavender'
Growth habit: Clump forming
Max height: 36" - 48"
Spread: 16" - 18"
Flowers: Spring - Summer
Available cultivars: 5+
Originally South America
The 'Sparkler' series is shorter than the common Cleome, but
they still can grow to sizeable proportions making them very
useful as an annual hedge, or planted at the rear of a bed.
Plant Cleome Sparkler Lavender in full sun in fertile well drained soil. Cleome is
very heat and sun tolerant. A vigorous re-seeder that should
reappear the following spring. Space new container grown Spider
24" to 30" apart.
The flowers are quite aromatic and excellent for cutting.
Potential pests ~ diseases: Aphids, spider mites or