Cleome Plants

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  1. Cleome seeds
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  3. cleome - perennial or annual?
  4. Plant identification
  5. What is this flower?
  6. planting cleomes which are "leggy" grown too long in a greenhouse
Asked by bellen on April 25, 2012
Cleome Seeds

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Planting Cleome Seeds

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Gunnercar on June 14, 2017
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

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heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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ellie13232

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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