Description

Award-winning dwarf habit and long bloomtime

Now you can enjoy the airy blooms and bushy habit of Cleome like you've always wanted—up close, instead of shoved in the back of the border. This dwarf hybrid Spider Flower mix gives you armloads of blooms over a very long season on plants that don't exceed 4 feet tall. The butterflies and hummingbirds will be delighted, and so will you.

This mix offers big, 4- to 6-inch spidery blooms of white, lavender, rosy-red, and AAS-award-winning blush (pink with white brushstrokes). They hold well on the plant and are wonderfully long-lasting as cut flowers. The dark green foliage is narrow and stylish, too, making an attractive back drop for the big, fluffy blooms.

This plant begins flowering in early summer (as soon as the hot weather arrives) and doesn't quit until the temperature drops in fall. A sun-lover, it is at home in the baking-hot border, bed, or patio, and once established is quite tolerant of dry conditions. (Water it well during growth, though, to get it off to a good start.) It rapidly reaches 3½ to 4 feet tall and about 1½ feet wide, with a bushy fullness that adds weight to its presence as an accent, low hedge, poolside planting, or mid-border standout.

If you like Sparkler but would prefer a patterned planting according to color, try our economical collection. You get 1 pkt each of all 4 separate colors, for a Cleome garden extraordinaire.

Cleome is a good companion to spreading petunias in the sun-soaked bed or border. Try it behind crisp white Avalanche or unusual silvery Tidal Wave®.

Tolerant of extreme heat, it is very uniformly sized and floriferous. In other words, a rare find. Start indoors in late winter or directly in the garden when the soil is warm enough to be workable.

Details

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Genus Cleome
Species hassleriana
Variety Sparkler Mix Hybrid
Item Form Pack of 100
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Dwarf
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 3 ft 6 in - 4 ft
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 4 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Direct Sow
Bloom Color Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Ornamental

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