The flowers I am sharing today is the Cleome Spider Flowers growing in my garden. Its scientific name is Cleome hassleriana. I saw these plants growing in the garden of the bungalow in Fraser's Hill. We were there in July, last year for our holiday.
I placed the pots at my side garden where they are exposed to 1/2 day sun and they grew to about 2.5 feet when they started to flower.
Flower buds of the Cleome Spider plant.
The individual flower has long flower stalks.
Each leaf has 9 leaflets.
The first colour to appear is the white one.
Each flower has 4 petals with 6 long stamens.
I used normal garden soils with good drainage. Try to keep the soil moist at all times.
Under hot sun, the petals will curl up and if the soil is dry, the leaves will go limp and droop.
From the same plant with the pure white flowers, it also bloomed a mixture of white and pink flowers like the one above.
This is how the flowers look like when they are viewed from above.
The pure white flowers viewed from above.
Another plant has a mixture of white, lilac and purple flowers.
The purple stamens pushing out from the flower buds.
As the plant grows taller, new flowers continue to bloom.
This first flower stalk is now about 6 feet tall and it is still flowering.
At a closer view, you will see that the 4 petals are arranged on one side above the 6 stamens.
And the flower petals are facing outwards.
A mixture of pink, lilac and purple.
There are lots of seeds forming on the plants.
Plenty of seed pots hanging from the flower stalks.
The average length of the seed pods is about 2.5 to 2.75 inches.
I am glad I brought the seeds back from Fraser's Hill.
Now I can enjoy these beautiful blooms in my own garden.
Due to the current rainy season, my Cleome Spider plants are doing very well.
These are my latest attraction in my garden. God's beautiful creation.
Gardening may be hard work but these are my reward!
Linking to Floral Passion.
The Lord will always lead you.
He will meet the needs of your soul in the dry times
and give strength to your body.
You will be like a garden that has enough water,
like a well of water that never dries up.
(Isaiah 58:11, New Life Version-NLV)