An easy to grow and deer-resistant annual, Cleome is just beginning to open this week. It has gone self-seeding crazy in my garden, but is easy to remove from unwanted places so I do not mind. This cleome came as seedlings shared by a friend many years ago. She had purchased the seeds at Monticello.
Hummingbirds are attracted by the nectar of cleome and have already been frequenting this part of the garden recently to enjoy the nearby monarda.