Rocky Mountain Beeplant

Rocky Mountain Beeplant


Rocky Mountain Beeplant

  • Tall, beautiful flowering forb that excels in disturbed sites
  • Low to moderate water requirement
  • Does best in full sun
  • A favorite of bees

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleome serulata) is a tall (erect), beautiful flowering forb that excels in disturbed sites. It has low to moderate water requirement and does best in full sun. The numerous yellow and pink-to-purple blossoms are fragrant, attracting bees and butterflies en force. This species inhabits western foothills, plains, roadsides, and disturbed areas, and is recommended for short-term stabilization and beautification. It grows to about 3 ft. tall and flowers from July to August. It reproduces from seed. It produces dozens of bright, pink-to-purplish flowers crowded into rounded or rather elongate spikes. As it’s name suggests, it is a favorite of bees.

Rocky Mountain Beeplant is often found in wastelands, and in lower mountains. It is frost tender. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.  Rocky Mountain Beeplant is often found on sandy soil. It prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant can survive in a range of soil pH levels. It is commonly associated with Big Sagebrush, gambel oak and penstemons.

As its common name suggests, bees are attracted to the flowers and this adds to its appeal as an ornamental. Because it performs well in disturbed soils it is an important reclamation species. It establishes quickly and is persistent.

Synonyms: Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Cleome serrulata, Bee Spiderflower, Stinking-clover, Toothed spider-flower

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