Cleome spinosa 
0.25g = 100 seeds

Dramatic with a hint of danger, cleome are spectacular exotic-looking companions for your tomatoes and a very important catch-crop for shield bugs. Known as the Spider Plant probably due to their strange, spikey flowerheads, these tall scented flowers really do cut a distinguished figure at the back or middle of a bed.

Germinate well after a week in the fridge and a bit of light, so don’t completely cover your seed. Transplant out after frosts have gone. Can be direct sown once the soil has warmed enough (ie when the runner beans make their dash). Cleomes thrive in the sun and need minimal attention and care. In exposed areas they may need staking. Will flower from mid-summer until autumn frosts.

Sow period October - February 
Soil temp for germ. Above 16°C 
Germ. time 7-21 days 
Plant initially In trays or direct 
Height 150cm 
Spacing 50cm 
Position Full sun 
Watering Drought tolerant

Category: companion plants, flowers

Type: Seeds

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