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Spider Flower, Purple Seeds (Certified Organic)

These are gorgeous purple bloomers!

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

These are gorgeous purple bloomers! Also known as Spider Legs and Grandfather's Whiskers, this plant will make the back of your border a focal point. Airy 5-6 inch flower clusters on strong, sturdy stems. Quite aromatic and excellent for cutting. This plant mixes well with other tall flowers such as cosmos, snapdragons or tall marigolds. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds, this flower blooms all summer.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cleome hassleriana
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple, Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50