Señorita Blanca® Cleome | Proven Winners®

$9.99

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

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, heat, and humidity tolerance makes her a shining star.

  • Award Winner
  • Deadheading Not Necessary

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Characteristics

Plant Type:

Annual

Height Category:

Tall

Garden Height:

24 - 48 Inches

Spacing:

12 - 18 Inches

Spread:

18 - 24 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

White

Flower Shade:

Clean White

Foliage Shade:

Dark green

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

Tolerant to:

Heat

Attracts:

Birds, Butterflies

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Full Sun, Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Long Blooming, Planting To Hard Frost, Rebloomer

Hardiness Zones:

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement:

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).

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 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, heat and humidity tolerance makes her a shining star.

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