Spider Flower Rose Queen Cleome Hassleriana is an annual native to South America. Spider Flower Rose seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors, and also commonly called Spider Plant and Grandfather's Whiskers Plant, this dwarf variety of Cleome is a bushy plant with the attractive, dark-green foliage and very showy spikes of rosy-red, spider-like flowers. Spider Flower blooms in summer and fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.
Spider Flower Rose Queen is an excellent annual flower for background plantings, borders, large containers, and for general garden applications. Cleome Hassleriana seeds produce the dependable annual plant that is both heat and drought resistant and easy to care for. The full sun and moist, but well-drained soil are preferable conditions for this plant. Spider Flower re-seeds itself freely.
Height: 36-42 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 10-21 Days