Large purple-violet flowers are gorgeous in August. Also known as Spider Flower. Large open flower clusters with very long stamens atop 4' stalks. Blooms throughout the summer. Annual. ③
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Annual. The Spider Flower sets large open flower clusters with very long stamens atop 4' stalks. Blooms throughout the summer and likes the hot and dry conditions of midsummer. Very attractive to bees. For better germination, prechill seeds in refrigerator. Do not cover seed. Likes alternating day (80°) and night (70°) temperatures to germinate. Will self-sow. ~450 seeds/g.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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