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Common Name: Cleome

Species Name: Cleome hassleriana

Family Name: Capparidaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Southeastern Brazil and Argentina
Sun Preference Partial
Susceptibility Aphids, spider mites, fungal leaf spots and sometimes powdery mildew



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 3-4 feet
    • Plant Width: 1.5-2 feet
    • Leaves: Palmately compound, usually with a pair of short spines at the base, 5-7 leaflets which are long-acuminate



Soil Preference Moist, well-drained
Notes Heat tolerant, easy to grow from seed, and may reseed in warm climates; a favorite for children’s gardens


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