Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’
WHITE QUEEN CLEOME
Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ is indispensable for the summer garden and vase.
Spidery fragrant pure white blooms
With spidery, fragrant pure white flowers on strong, upright 1m. stems.
The flowers are sweetly fragrant, and the foliage is pleasantly aromatic too.
Great for garden & vase
So it makes a great cut flower, with lovely scent indoors and out.
Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ is a classic, tall, and old fashioned favourite for planting amongst roses and shrubs, or as a background.
Or even in the vegie patch for picking and floristry.
Very long blooming season
Cleome have a very long blooming season, with a constant procession of fragrant blooms from late spring all the way through to the first frost.
Quick & easy from seed to flower
Plant Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ in Full Sun or Partial Shade.
It is a very quick and easy annual to start from seed and bring to flower quickly in the same year.
So you can scatter the seed directly in the garden where you want them to appear. Or you can get a flying start for even earlier flowers by sowing the seed indoors and raising in pots till they are more mature and ready to plant in the garden for quick flowering.
Water-wise heat lovers
Cleomes love heat and they are water-wise plants.
So water when required but allow the soil to dry out in between watering’s.
They are drought resistant once established.
Easy no fuss to grow
Cleome are also not fussy about soil type – so sandy, garden loam, or clay based soils are all acceptable. And they will tolerate both alkaline to neutral pH.
Cleome are largely untroubled by any pests and diseases.
Self sows in the garden for next year
Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ will self-sow easily in the garden for next year, providing you leave some flower heads to go to seed and drop their progeny.
Loved by bees, butterflies, birds and gardeners alike
The sweetly fragrant flowers of Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ are beloved by birds, bees and butterflies as well as their gardeners.
Rabbit & deer resistant
Though rabbits and deer are not fond of the aromatic foliage of Cleomes.
Height in flower: 1m. x Wide: 30cm
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
INDOORS: First sow Cleome spinosa ‘White Queen’ seeds onto the surface of good quality seed raising mix in a punnet.
Then just lightly cover seed with fine sprinkling of sieved mix – because light is needed for germination with these seeds.
Now thoroughly moisten the punnet by standing it in a shallow water bath and allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.
Then stand in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sunlight).
Because temperatures around 21°C are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
So you can use a heat mat if you have one, though it is not essential.
A warm, well-lit position such as a window sill will do just as well.
Germination takes 21+ days.
If the seeds are shy to germinate – place the moist sown punnet in a sealed clip-lock bag or wrap in cling-wrap. And place in the fridge (not freezer) for 4 weeks, then return to 21°C.
Or sow directly into the garden in spring when the soil has warmed.
SEED COUNT: 150 seeds per pack approx.
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