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Hairy Balls

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Hairy Balls – 25 Seeds

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Hairy Balls, Gomphocarpus physocarpus - 25 seeds avg.

Fuzzy green pods the size of tennis balls! This member of the milkweed family is a favorite of butterflies, bees, and flower arrangers.

Planting Tips:
  • A warm-season annual that prefers full sun.
  • Plant after danger of frost and once soil has warmed.
  • Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date or cast seeds directly in the garden, spacing 12"-14" apart.
  • Cover seed with 1/8” of soil; allow 14-21 days to germinate.
  • Grows to 60” tall.
  • Pinch when 10" tall to establish a more robust, branching plant.
  • 90-120 days to bloom.
Keep the Blooms Coming:
  • Produces an insignificant little flower that is followed by the ball-shaped seedpod.
  • Harvest pod at any stage, making the harvest cut at the base of the stem.

WARNING: All plant parts, including seeds, are poisonous. Extreme care and caution must be exercised around children and pets. All liability concerning use of this product is assumed by the purchaser.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 lbs
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13 reviews for Hairy Balls

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    usMichigan, United States

    100% germination

  2. Mary (verified owner)

  3. Rhonda Rudder (verified owner)

    usArkansas, United States

  4. Joyce E. (verified owner)

    usMaryland, United States

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