The large flower clusters, interesting seed pods, and striking palm-like leaves on tall plants add drama to any garden. Great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. A wonderful, fragrant, cut flower in shades of white, pink, rose, and violet. Plants require little care and remain attractive even in heat, tolerate some drought, and often reseed to come back year after year.
• Botanical Name: Tarenaya hassleriana
• Family: Cleomaceae
• Native: South America
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 3'–5' tall
• Variety Information: 3"–6" diameter clusters in white, pink, rose, or violet
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date.
• When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant once nighttime air temperatures are above 50°F. Germination may be erratic.
• Days to Emerge: 10–28 days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"