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These seeds were planted my granddaughter this year. They came in a packet without any writing on it and we wondered what they were.

The stems are full of very small and fine prickles almost like a rose



They're Cleome, also known as spider flower. They like a sunny spot and I believe that these will be annuals, though there are some perennial species. Lovely :-)

8 Aug, 2011


Many thanks Beattie. Alicia's garden is underneath the Hazel or Cob nut tree so not a particularly sunny position - mean arn't i - but they seem to have done ok. Will have to try and take some seeds and get more next year. Prickly little devils though.

8 Aug, 2011


They've done well - good luck with the seed collection. :-)

8 Aug, 2011


They look Beautiful, must make a note of them ;) thanks beattie.

8 Aug, 2011


If you can't get seed from them they're readily available in all garden centres. If you can find a sunnier spot, plant just one in this sized area - given space they'll grow up to a metre and a half or more, and bush out too. I've had 27 flowering branches on one plant before!

8 Aug, 2011

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