An unusual bedding plant with spidery flower petals in red, pink or white and attractive palmate leaves. This fast-growing and long-flowering annual makes a beautiful cut flower. Prefers a full sun to part shade, with well-drained soil. Deadhead flowers to prolong flowering to frost. Requires light and warmth to germinate, surface sow and press onto soil surface to ensure good contact. Keep moist and warm (20˚C+). Germinates in 14-18 days (will not germinate if too cold, seed will rot). 200 seeds.
Cleome spinosa (syn. Hasslerianna)