With such an enticing common name, I just had to try this plant, so I got seed from a wildflower enthusiast. As you can see in the photos, this is definitely more a wildflower than a gardenworthy plant, with its tiny white flowers on sparse upright plants with plain Jane leaves – but everything's worth trying at least once. I actually like the hairy seedpods better than the flowers!
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (38%G, 6-10d)
appears to need a cold stage
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July 09, 2007