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Cleome Violet Queen

Cleome Hasslerina


Violet Queen flower seeds, also know as Spider flower. Unique large feather heads that are 6" in a medium violet color. For zones 3-10 Cleome generally last through mid summer to your first frost in the fall.


This beautiful Mauve Pink bloom is sure to be a crowning jewel in your garden, especially if you live in a hot, southern region! Cleome are lovely and tenacious, but can be difficult to establish from seed. We advise cold stratifying your seeds before planting for best success!


Adding vertical interest and delicate airiness to the perennial border, Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen' is a fast-growing annual plant with dramatic huge, loose balls, 5-6 in. across (12-15 cm) of sweetly fragrant, pure white flowers with fascinating long stamens that protrude out, giving them a spider-like look.

A favorite of nectar feeders, Violet Queen Cleome is a popular choice for gardeners looking to attract our winged friends. Once established, Cleome tends to thrive under most conditions, but seeds can be slow to germinate. We recommend cold stratification prior to planting for best results.

Heat tolerant with long vase life. Excellent cut flower



Plant life cycle:annual

Site:full sun

Height: 36-60"

Sow:surface1/8", press into growing medium

Plant spacing: 18-24"

Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to grow:


Sow cleome seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Keep at 75-80°F. during the day, and 10°F. cooler at night. Germination is in 10-21 days. The Queen series cleomes are best sown where they are to grow after all danger of frost 1/8 " in. deep and 3 in. apart. Thin to 18-24 in. apart.


Grow Cleome: The Queen series cleomes will germinate at higher rates if the seed is chilled. Spread seed out evenly on a moist paper towel, fold and put inside a zip-lock bag. Place bag in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Remove seeds and immediately sow into prepared seed beds. High daytime temperatures followed by cooler night time temperatures is extremely beneficial. When seed is sown outdoors temperature swings will occur naturally. Indoors, using a heating pad during the day, and turning the pad off at night is highly effective.



Cut when 1/2 florets open


Vase life: 7-10 days



Cleome Violet Queen ( Spider Flower)

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