Spider Flower (Tarenaya hassleriana 'Violet Queen')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Tarenaya hassleriana Accepted
Cleome hassleriana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jul 26, 2012 6:13 AM

This is a tall beauty in my garden that freely self sows. Seedlings are easy to recognize and the leaves have a distinctive odor when disturbed.

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Posted by DaylilySLP (Dearborn Hts, MI - Zone 6b) on Apr 20, 2019 5:12 PM

I live in zone 6.
When I plant these, they come back from seed the next spring.

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