Cleome 'Sparkler Blush'
18 Inches - 5 Feet
June - October
Airy, graceful plant with attractive foliage and an interesting combination of flowers and seed pods along tall stems. Taller varieties good for back of the border.
Full sun, in moist well-drained soil.
'Queen Series' 3-5 feet tall, mixed colors
'Helen Campbell' 24-36 inches tall, pink flowers
'Sparkler Series' 18-24 inches tall, lavender, rose and white flowers
'Linde Armstrong' 18-24 inches tall, pink flowers, thornless
Cleome will reseed and may become a permanent feature in the garden. The stems have thorns. Overwatering and overfertilizing causes leggy growth. Deadhead to encourage rebloom and to lessen the reseeding problem. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerates dry soils but looks better with some moisture.