Cleome 'Rose Queen' is a beautiful variety with deep rose-pink flowers that fade to pale pink, creating a two-tone effect. The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Cleome is a popular heirloom flower. Originally from the West Indies, it has been grown in English gardens since 1817. It can be used in cut flower arrangements, as long as you are careful to avoid the thorns along the stems.
Also known as Cleome hassleriana. Deer resistant.
Sowing Cleome 'Rose Queen' Seeds:
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors in late spring. Barely cover the seeds. Full sun. Spacing 15".