Scientific Name: Cleome hassleriana Form: Vase
Common Name:spider flowerTexture:Medium
Family Name:CapparidaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Lustrous, Digitate (palmate), Elliptic, Entire, Ciliate
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Pink, Purple, Jul- Aug- Jun- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Dark-red, Brown, Nov- Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler, Summer interest, Fall interest, Attract butterflies, Attract birds
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.