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Spider Flower Seeds (Cleome hasslerana)

$3.95
Item #:
600012
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
600012
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Spider Flower is a self-seeding annual native to southern regions of South America and was introduced to England via the West Indies in 1817.  Also called Spider Legs and Grandfather's Whiskers, it was considered a choice flowering annual by Robert Buist in his 1839 edition of The American Flower Garden Directory.  Its showy pink and white flowers, large multi-lobed leaves, and strong growth habit make it a handsome addition to the flower border in summer and fall.  Attracts bees and butterflies; deer resistant.

Direct sow seeds outdoors around the last frost date in spring.  Approximately 75-85 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zone 
Full Sun Direct Sow Surface Sow 1.5-2' apart 4-6'H Half-hardy Annual

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