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Scientific Name: Cleome hassleriana
Pronunciation: klee-OH-mee hass-ler-ee-AH-na
Common Name: spider flower
Family Name: Capparidaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves aromatic, sticky, palmate with 5-7 elliptic leaflets, spiny stipules; florets spider-like with protruding stamens, in dense elongated terminal racemes of pink, purple or white, from summer to frost; fruits long and thin, pod-like capsules, green ripening to reddish-brown.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Fall interest, Filler, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
spider flower
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous, Pubescent
Compound Leaf: Digitate (palmate)
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Acute, Cuneate
Margins: Ciliate, Entire
Additional Info: 5 to 7 leaflets

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:1
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Purple
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green, Dark-red, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a, Green

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Fungal leaf spot, Mildew, Mites, Rust, Whitefly or psyllids, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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