Top Questions About Cleome Plants

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Questions About Cleome Plants

Asked by
bellen on
April 25, 2012

Q. Cleome seeds

Is it too late to sow cleome seeds in zone 5 to get blooms this summer?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Although these plants are generally sown 4-6 weeks indoors prior to transplanting out in spring, you can go ahead and sow them directly in the garden now and hopefully you will still get to see some blooms this summer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 25, 2015

Q. Planting cleome seeds

Is it too late to plant cleome seeds in late June?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 26, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

While planting them a month or so ago may have been better, you can still sow your cleome seeds now. I would sow them directly in the garden. Cooler weather prevents them from germinating, so at least the warmer June temps should help them along. Just keep the area moist. Here is more information on growing these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/cleome/growing-cleomes.htm

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Asked by
eedee on
March 9, 2016

Q. cleome – perennial or annual?

I bought a flowering Cleome in a pot and the ticket clearly said it was a perennial. On looking it up here, it seems that it is an annual. Can you enlighten me?

Thank you,
Eden Dietrich

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 9, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Cleomes are considered a tender perennial.
They are hardy to zones 4-11 and will reseed in zones 8-11.
Many people grow them as an annual.

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Asked by
the garden man on
June 4, 2017

Q. Plant identification

Sorry if I have come to the wrong place for this query, but I am new to this site. Can anybody identify this plant for me please?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 6, 2017
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Asked by
Gunnercar on
June 14, 2017

Q. What is this flower?

Hello
I live in France and I have been given these plants by my French neighbour. Can you tell me please the name of them I asked him what they were but he didn’t know and although I have posted photographs on Facebook asking if anyone can help it would seem nobody knows what they are – Can you help?
Thank you

Answered by
heather on
June 14, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

That is cleome, also known as spider flower. It is a wonderful self seeder.

Here is more info:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/cleome/growing-cleomes.htm

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Answered by
ellie13232 on
June 15, 2017
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cleome is a great cut flower, but watch out for thorniness and sticky foliage. The may also have a musky odor.

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Asked by
carolyn tadder on
June 28, 2017

Q. planting cleomes which are “leggy” grown too long in a greenhouse

because the flower stems are very long, can I plant them deeper in the soil? You can do this with tomatoes, I’m curious if I can do this with the cleomes I purchased?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This will not work with Cleomes. You can stake the plants to ensure they stay upright.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/cleome/growing-cleomes.htm

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