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Señorita Blanca® Spider Flower Cleome hybrid

(4 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 24"
Height
24 - 48"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    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
  • 4 Reviews

    • I live on 12 acres, in Kansas, with open fields for miles to the north and south of our property. This plant has survived one of the craziest springs in recent Kansas history! Several storms with hail and 60-70mph wind, a month that we had 16" of rain and now nearly a month with no rain and 100 degree days. The stems never bent over, It's one of the most beautiful flowers on my patio! It's tall, full of blooms and so pretty. They have bloomed continuously and just this week I finally decided to go find the plant ID tag because I have been so impressed that I decided I needed to write a review AND make a note on my calendar to make sure and buy it again next year. It's a winner!

      Kristine Heinz
      Kansas
      United States
      24 min ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Paul Judge
      Ontario
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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

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

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