Levant Cotton (Gossypium herbaceum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 feet
Leaves: Other: Broad, hairy, 3-7 lobed, maple-like leaves have long red-tinged petioles.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Globular white pods/ bolls; when ripe, split open to release the seeds which are embedded in the flossy cotton fibers.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Blooms have purple basal spots.
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Date: 2011-08-31Courtesy Outsidepride
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Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 5, 2018 12:52 AM

A common name for this plant in Brazil is "Algodão-Branco".

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Let's see what else we're growing 2015 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 7, 2016 5:33 PM 1,034
First Wave of WS Seeds by Xeramtheum Feb 7, 2015 7:10 AM 279
Have: Gossypium herbaceum 'Nigrum' by poisondartfrog Sep 5, 2014 4:05 PM 2

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