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botanical name:
Cleome hassleriana 'Colour Fountain Mixed'
Cleome hassleriana 'Colour Fountain Mixed' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Spider flower
synonyms:  Cleome spinosa 'Colour Fountain Mixed'
family:  Capparaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 4°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Erect half-hardy annual with hairy stems and palmate, finely toothed leaves. Terminal racemes of slightly scented flowers in various shades of pink, white, mauve and lilac, followed by spidery looking seed capsules on thin stalks.

cultivation:
Grow in light, preferably sandy, free draining fertile soil in full sun. Dead-head to prolong flowering.

propagation:
From seed at about 18°C. Plant out only when there is no risk of frost.

usage:
Mixed borders.

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