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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Gomphocarpus physocarpus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
CREAM to GREEN-WHITE in cymes, needs 12 hours daylight to flower, summer
pale GREEN -6cm. glob. inflated, hairy, intriguing in bouquets
narr.-lance. to 10x1.2cm...attracts butterflies...sow in spring
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Gomphocarpus physocarpus sales history
| Parts of Gomphocarpus physocarpus are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Gomphocarpus physocarpus:
Common names for Gomphocarpus physocarpus:
|(folk: dried root tea for pains), Balbossie, Balloon Milkweed, Balmelkbossie, Baloonplant, Bladder Fruit, Blowfish, Family Jewels, Goose Plant, Hairy Balls, Milkweed, Monkeyballs, Seidenpflanz, Swan Plant,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|1||: Stock list|
|Our stock changes almost every day, with seeds arriving and being shipped all over the world.|
We only stock long lived seeds, except for a few species that are always in demand.
Seeds that are not in stock are acquired fresh when ordered.
|19||: Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|44||: Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties|
|45||: Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds|
|131||: Toxic Plants|
|Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.|
|169||: Sandy Soil Plant Seed List|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Gomphocarpus physocarpus seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Gomphocarpus physocarpus seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chil for 3-4 weeks).