I am stumped! I lost my name!

Asked September 6, 2020, 5:39 PM EDT

I was given some seeds from a little old lady and planted them this year in early summer. To my surprise these are the most gorgeous flowers I have ever seen. I have Googled til my head is spinning. HELP. They start our either pink or white and then alternate colours. I mages should help.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

These are called spider flowers (Cleome sp.). There are different species and cultivated varieties, but in general they are annual flowers that are relatively easy to grow from seeds.
https://wimastergardener.org/article/spider-flower-cleome-hassleriana/
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/cleome-houtteana/

Christa