Cotton (Gossypium 'Albe Red Variegated')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 to 30 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Other: Dark green with splashes of dark burgundy-red, pink and cream
Fruit: Showy
Dehiscent
Other: Globose pods (cotton bolls) split open, revealing seeds embedded in white cottony fibers.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Suitable as Annual

Colors intensify as the weather cools

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Location: Ponte Vedra, FloridaDate: 2019-10-01Colors intensify as the weather cools
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Location: *Saint Johns, FloridaDate: 2019-09-08Young plant showing good color.
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Cotton Plant Photo by Peggy8b Oct 2, 2019 11:09 AM 1

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