Cleome pungens – Spidery, fragrant flowers in a beautiful mix of cherry, rose, lilac and white colours on 1m. stems. Great cut flower, with lovely scent. Classic tall, old fashioned favourite amongst roses, shrubs or as background. H: 100cm W: 30cm Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sow Cleome pungens seeds onto the surface of moist well-drained seed raising mixture. Just lightly cover seed with fine sprinkling of mix – Light is needed for seed germination. 21°C optimum temperature if using a heat mat. Germination takes 21+ days. Once germinated place in a well aired and lit area. If slow to germinate – place sown seed in fridge for 4 weeks, then return to 21°C. Or sow directly into the garden in spring.
Plant in the Garden-
Easy to grow annual. Prefers a well-drained soil in Full Sun. Love heat. Water -wise plant. Water when required but allow soil to dry out in between watering’s. Not fussy about soil type – Sandy, Loam, Clay based, Alkaline, Neutral. Will self-sow easily in the garden for next year.