Cleome serrulata

Cleome serrulata

Rocky Mountain beeplant

Previous scientific name(s): Cleome serrulata var. angusta

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun. Numerous pink to purple blossoms are fragrant, attracting bees and butterflies. This annual species inhabits western foothills, plains, road sides, and disturbed areas. Recommended for short-term stabilization and beautification.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 48 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
10 
- 16 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
38.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
65,900
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pink-Purple
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall