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Señorita Blanca® Spider Flower Cleome hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 48 Inches
Proven Winners
Señorita Blanca® Spider Flower Cleome hybrid
Sun 24 - 48

Features

Kiss my BUD.

This heat and drought tolerant plant adds dramatic height to landscape beds; sterile flowers and thornless, non-sticky, odorless foliage adds to the appeal for this great garden performer.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
clean white
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in landscape beds or large containers.

Maintenance Notes: 

Unlike other cleome Senorita Blanca will not self seed, doesn't get bare knees, she isn't sticky and the doesn't have thorns. Her flowers are smaller than classic 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.

For gardeners in the Deep South we have had reports of Seorita Rosalita being attacked by a stem borer. We, with the help of the University of Florida and a great local nurseryman, finally got a pest ID and some information for those of you in impacted areas. The pest is Cabbage Budworm (Hellula phidilealis) and is a member of the moth family. Symptoms of infestation include wilting and death of the tip of each stem, the caterpillar bored into the stem as it develops and spends it's like in the stem until thatching and flying off to infect other plants. You can control the problem with DiPel which is a natural bacterium that the worm ingests and then the bacterium eats the worm. Totally harmless to pets and humans, it can be applied as a dust to your plants on a monthly basis and should persist to prevent future problems. This insect also feeds on all cabbage related crops, like Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Chinese broccoli, Chinese mustard, and leafy plants such as bok choy, mizuna, and Collard greens. To our knowledge this pest only occurs in South Florida (Tampa and farther south), but the control of the problem is the same for all areas of the US.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Gardeners have grown to love the Proven Winners line of cleomes because they are thornless, seedless, odorless, and not sticky. Señorita Blanca produces showy, pure white blooms all season. She is a superb plant for the landscape where her vigorous growth and heat, humidity, and drought tolerance make her a shining star.

Señorita Blanca® Cleome hybrid 'INCLESBIMP' USPP 27,011, Can 5,504
  • Enjoyed the compact habit and dense flowering of these cleomes. They performed fantastically in the garden. We also used them in some raised planters with mixed results as they tended to be top heavy there, with some leaning over.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Paul Judge
    Minto
    Ontario
    Canada
    43 weeks ago
  • Picked one of these up May 7 and left in original 5 inch pot for 10 days.
    Plant has already grown 2 inches in height and the white flowers are in full bloom.
    Definitely a vertical plant as mine is already about 12" tall.
    At time of purchase, the foliage (especially lower leaves) were more a yellow color but have since evened out with the remaining foliage, which is a pale green.

    The branches on this guy are thick and sturdy, enabling it to withstand the often higher than average winds my deck receives in spring.
    While the plant flowers well, the flowers are located only at the top of each branch/stem so I would recommend planting in a large pot with other mounding annuals.

    Very unique offering and I look forward to watching this guy reach the advertised height of 4 feet!

    Matthew Lamb,
    Frederick, MD

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Matthew Lamb
    Frederick
    Maryland
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Plant blooms non stop in over 100 degree weather until freeze; no need to dead head; an excellent choice.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    RITA
    Hessmer
    Louisiana
    United States
    1 year ago
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