Asclepias physocarpa

Also known as:

  • Gomphocarpus physocarpus
  • Balloonplant
  • Family Jewels Tree
  • Balloon Cotton-bush

Plant Type

perennial

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:6'
W:6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flowers:

pink

Wildlife:

bees, butterflies, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

summer

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There’s so much going on for this small tree-like perennial from Jamaica & South America I don’t know where to start. Yes I do: those 2-2.5” inflated, translucent lime green & dare I say “hairy” seed pods! They provide much amusement dangling as they do all over the branching top half of the plant. A very cool cut flower ($30 a stem at high-end florists) & butterflies love it (it’s a Milkweed!). It’s fast growing, trouble free & has a nice “lollipop” form. To 6’ high & wide. Scented white & pendulous blooms. Provide good soil & drainage for best, um, “show!” Self-sows.

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We don't generally do much with common names, but ?hairy balls plant? is a pretty darn good one, and very apt indeed. Flowers are typical intricate milkweed blooms, white and fragrant, followed by the seed pods which are round pods that look like, well, hairy balls. Plant with your amorphophallus and/or clitoria for best effect. Big upright plant, to 5 or more feet. Zone 7.

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