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This heat and drought tolerant plant adds dramatic height to landscape beds; sterile flowers, and thornless, stickyless, "smell-less" foliage adds to the appeal for this great garden performer.
- Attracts Birds
- Attracts Butterflies
- Best Seller
- Deadheading Not Necessary
- Drought Tolerant *
- Heat Tolerant
- Landscape Plant
- Low Maintenance
- Must Have
*Even drought tolerant annual and perennial plants will need water for the first few weeks while they get established. Shrubs and trees will need to be watered for the first year after they are planted. After this, little or no supplemental water will be necessary when planted in the ground. No plant is truly drought tolerant in a container; water is necessary for all plants in containers.
- Flower Color: Pink
- Foliage Color: Green
- Garden Height: 24 - 48"; Tall
- Spacing: 20 - 24"
- Habit: Upright
- Duration: Annual
- Bloom Time: Planting to Frost
- Zones: Annual except in zones 10 - 11
- Hardy Temp: 32°F (0°C)
- Exposure: Full sun
- Water Needs: Normal
- Container Plant Style: Thriller - Used either in the back or middle of a container. Usually a taller item that adds height and drama to the container.
Use in landscape beds for height or in large planters
- Growing Tips:
Unlike other cleome Senorita Rosalita will not self seed, doesn’t get bare knees, she isn’t sticky and the doesn’t have thorns. Her flowers are smaller than classis cleome, but she flowers all over the plant not just at the top. Since she doesn’t self seed you don’t have to worry about cleome seedlings trying to take over your garden. She is great for adding height to garden beds and had dark green foliage. Deadheading isn’t necessary.
There is apparently a stem borer in south Florida that infects all Cleome and for this reason gardeners should be aware of possible problems. The insect lives inside the stem of the plant and eventually kills it entirely; symptoms include wilt and death of the plant. Treatments: Unknown since we don’t know the actual insect involved.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
- Common Name: Spider Flower
- Chrysocephalumapiculatum: Coleus