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Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen' (Spider flower 'Violet Queen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen'

Other names

Spider flower 'Violet Queen'

Genus

Cleome Cleome

Variety or Cultivar

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


Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers have a sweet scent

Habit

Bushy

Flower

Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

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 'Violet Queen' (Spider flower 'Violet Queen') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

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.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen'

Other names

Spider flower 'Violet Queen'

Genus

Cleome Cleome

Variety or Cultivar

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

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers have a sweet scent

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


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 'Violet Queen' (Spider flower 'Violet Queen') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

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.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9

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