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Gossypium herbaceum

Common name Levant cotton
Family malvaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers white-pink (early summer)
Size 3-6'
Light sun

In frost-free climates this plant grows into a shrub up to six feet high. We'll have to see what it does as a summer annual. It can be grown as a cotton crop, but needs a long hot summer to do its best. Needless to say, I'm growing it just for fun, to watch its flowers and seed pods develop.

We're just trying this plant for the first time this year; it hasn't found a permanent place in our gardens yet. (click here for a full list)

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 5-7d)
  2. Seed from HPS/MAG '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (14%G, 8d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '21/'22 exchange. Baggy 70F (no G, 8w)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (9%G, 8d)

Large fuzzy seeds.

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