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Cleome hassleriana/Cleome

Cleome hassleriana / Cleome hassleriana
Purple flowers and foliage
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Purple flowers and foliage

Pink flowering selection

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Scientific Name: Cleome hassleriana
Common Name: Cleome
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Pink, Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Will tolerate drier conditions once well established. The fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Seeds are eaten by birds. Caterpillars often eat the foliage. Plants often self-seed. There can be a second and third bloom from side shoots, but the subsequent flowers are smaller than the initial terminal bloom.