Balloonplant Asclepias physocarpa - Gomphocarpus physocarpus

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Asclepias physocarpa

Family:

Asclepiadaceae

Genus:

Asclepias

Species:

physocarpa

Common Name:

Balloonplant

Seeds Per Pound:
65,933
Quantity:
0.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
14
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
4-6 feet
Collection Locale:
Hawaii
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 0.03 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 g
59.50
10 g
349.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Gomphocarpus physocarpus, commonly known as balloonplant, balloon cotton-bush, bishop's balls, nailhead, or swan plant, is a species of milkweed.
* The plant is native to southeast Africa, but it has been widely naturalized.
* It is often used as an ornamental plant.
* The name "balloonplant" is an allusion to the swelling bladder-like follicles which are full of seeds.
* The plant prefers moderate moisture, as well as sandy and well-drained soil and full sun.
* Gomphocarpus physocarpus is a food of the caterpillars of Danaus butterflies, including the monarch butterfly. more...
* Unique seed pods add interest to garden areas. Stems with seed pods make excellent additions to dried flower arrangements. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov