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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Cleome hasslerana
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 3-6 feet
Location and soil: sun; rich, well-drained soil
Uses: background
Bloom time: summer-early fall
Color range: lavender, pink, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 18-24 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: keep seeds in refrigerator (40 degrees F.) for a week prior to planting; plants are drought-tolerant

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