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Cleome hassleriana 'Helen Campbell' (Spider flower 'Helen Campbell')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cleome hassleriana 'Helen Campbell'

Other names

Spider flower 'Helen Campbell'

Genus

Cleome Cleome

Variety or Cultivar

'Helen Campbell' _ 'Helen Campbell' is an erect, half-hardy annual with palmate, dark green leaves and, in summer, terminal racemes of fragrant, white flowers with long, prominent stamens.


Cleome hassleriana 'Helen Campbell' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cleome hassleriana 'Helen Campbell' (Spider flower 'Helen Campbell') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Sow seeds under glass in mid-spring and plant out in summer, once risk of frost has passed. Cleome like a sunny, sheltered position in free-draining soil. Take care with the spines on the leaves.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cleome hassleriana 'Helen Campbell'

Other names

Spider flower 'Helen Campbell'

Genus

Cleome Cleome

Variety or Cultivar

'Helen Campbell' _ 'Helen Campbell' is an erect, half-hardy annual with palmate, dark green leaves and, in summer, terminal racemes of fragrant, white flowers with long, prominent stamens.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cleome hassleriana 'Helen Campbell' (Spider flower 'Helen Campbell') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Sow seeds under glass in mid-spring and plant out in summer, once risk of frost has passed. Cleome like a sunny, sheltered position in free-draining soil. Take care with the spines on the leaves.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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