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Common Name: Spider flower, Cleome
Botanical Name: Cleome hassleriana (C. spinosa) (klay-O-mee has-ler-i-AN-a)
Decorative Life: 6-8 days.
Post Harvest Care
- Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
- Member of the Capparidaceae (caper) family.
- Native to South America.
- Related species include Crateva and Polanisia.
- Flowers with protruding stamens occur in fluffy clusters at stem ends.
- Stems leafy, 36-48 inches long, maybe spiny.
- Plant is an annual, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
Flower Color: Purple, mauve, pink, white.
- From the Greek "kleos" (glory) referring to the flowers' stunning display. The specific epithet name "hassleriana" is in honor of Emile Hassler.
- Often cultivated in more exotic gardens.