About Cleome Cherry Queen
Tall, airy, and graceful, Cleome Cherry Queen are adorned with huge flower clusters that open daily. They love lots of sun and are drought and heat tolerant. Cleome Cherry Queen fill out the back of the border beautifully or can stand on their own. Most universities include Cleome on their deer resistant plant list.
Cleome Cherry Queen
Planting and Growing Cleome
Make sure your Cleome “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.