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Cleome hybrids

Spider flower is a unique plant with palmately compound leaves, interesting, fragrant flowers, and an old fashion look. Flowers have abnormally long stamens that gives the flower a frilly look and is likely where the common name of Spider flower comes from, resembling spider legs. Flower colors come in shades white, pink, blue, and purple. Plants can grow 3 to 6 feet tall depending on cultivar. Improved cultivar provide an abundance of flowers on stocky plants. Improved cultivars include plants in the Sparkler series, the Spirit series, and Senorita Rosalita (vivid pink blooms) and Senorita Blanca (white blooms with pale lavender blush). Spider flower attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and goes well with a cottage style, wildflower design, or mixed border.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained soil
Hardiness: Use as an annual
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