cant find cats whiskers seed

Braselton, GA(Zone 8a)

I'm having a hard time finding orthosiphon stamenus (sp?) aka cats whiskers. here in Ga. a lot of folks call cleome cats whiskers but i know it as spider flower. If i cant find a commercial source, I'm willing to pay for these if anyone has them. thanks for any help and may GOD bless you and your garden!!

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Here is a place to buy the seed.

Braselton, GA(Zone 8a)

I didn' find them there. Does anyone have any? I am willing to pay for them b/c I don't have anything to trade and I am DESPERATE for these!!!!

This message was edited Sep 15, 2003 7:52 PM

Jones Creek, TX(Zone 9a)

Berrygirl are you talking about the Batflower? I know sometimes it is called CatWiskers????
... :o)

Braselton, GA(Zone 8a)

WillowWasp, no I think the cats whiskers I'm looking for is orthosiphon stamineus and the batflower is tacca integrifolia or chantrieri.

Jones Creek, TX(Zone 9a)

Yes, your right and what I have is tacca integrifolia, so sorry I couldn't be or any help to you....Just wasn't sure of what you were asking for... :o)

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

I think this place will have them (plants) in the spring. I've purchased them in the past. Right now the site won't accept orders for anything but bay and Rosemary unless it is a glitch I've run into. I know when I bought these plants, there was a minimum order, but they were only about $3 each. That was the price a couple of years ago.

This message was edited Sep 20, 2003 8:27 PM

Welches, OR(Zone 6b)

Don't know if this is appropriate to share but on GW there is someone offering to trade these seeds for any easy to grow is under seed exchange forum.

Austell, GA(Zone 7a)


I bought a two gallon pot of this at Walmart late this year. It has not bloomed yet so I don't think I'll see seeds this year. They claimed it to be a perennial but I have my doubts about that. I have taken some cuttings. Brenda

Hey again, are you coming to the roundup?

This message was edited Sep 22, 2003 5:32 PM

Braselton, GA(Zone 8a)

Dear Plantnutz, I was on vacation the first wk. in Sept. so I can't afford to take any more time off. Somebody has to pay for my gardening obsess- er hobby, lol!!! I wish I could come and just meet all you great folks. Good Lord willing maybe next time. Let me know how it goes with the plant, OK?

Blackshear, GA(Zone 8a)

Hi berrygirl.

I think I have found what you are looking for. Take a look at this site:

Denham Springs, LA(Zone 8b)

It's sells for $3.95 on this site.


(Maggie) Jacksonvill, FL(Zone 9a)

Dear BerryGirl,

You have D-mail.


Marion, AR(Zone 7b)

There are several members who have seeds available for trade here at DG.
Try this link:


Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

I also looked up WHO had the seed... then i noticed that this thread was started 4 yrs ago... wonder if she ever found any seeds.

Marion, AR(Zone 7b)

Whooops. Too funny.
I guess I had never seen this thread before, so it was still showing up NEW to me.
Sorry for my mistake.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

well... its now has a link so if others are looking for the seed. ;-)

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