After the early-summer flower clusters, green blimp-shaped pods form. These open to reveal silky parachuted seeds. Emerges rather late in spring, so don't give up on 'm too early! Drought-tolerant. Attracts monarch butterflies.
||to 2 ft
||easy - germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
|After flowering, the elongated-blimp-shaped seedpods provide garden interest.|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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|Sam , Paris||Jun 26, 2008||This plant can resist in winter ? i have this plant which i bought from India and i kept them in the pot i would like to know i can plant it in the garden
This plant is hardy just about anywhere in the US.
- Garden '00 seed. Baggy, 70F (100%G, 3-5d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy, 70F (100%G, 4-6d)
- Seed for 'Gay Butterflies mix' from '04 trade, originally from T&M. Baggy 70F (62%G, 4-6d)
Conclusion: no light required, maintain viability for years.
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