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Gomphocarpus fruticosus | Swan Plant Milkweed | Tennis Ball Bush


Here I am offering Seeds from Gomphocarpus fruticosus, also known as Swan Plant Milkweed, and Tennis Ball Bush. A common synonym for this plant is Asclepias fruiticosa. This plant grows up to 6 feet high and is very popular with the birds, bees, and butterflies. It likes to live in sun to partial shade where it blooms from late Spring thru the middle of the Summer. In some areas of the world this is the main larval host plant for the Monarch butterfly.  USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11

Gomphocarpus fruticosus Swan Plant Milkweed Tennis Ball Bush

Gomphocarpus fruticosus Swan Plant Milkweed Tennis Ball Bush

Gomphocarpus fruticosus Swan Plant Milkweed Tennis Ball Bush

Gomphocarpus fruticosus Swan Plant Milkweed Tennis Ball Bush
Gomphocarpus fruticosus | Swan Plant Milkweed | Tennis Ball Bush

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Here I am offering Seeds from Gomphocarpus fruticosus, also known as Swan Plant Milkweed, and Tennis Ball Bush. A common synonym for this plant is Asclepias fruiticosa. This plant grows up to 6 feet high and is very popular with the birds, bees, and butterflies. It likes to live in sun to partial shade where it blooms from late Spring thru the middle of the Summer. This is a larval host plant for the Monarch butterfly. This plant can be started early, inside the house, and grown as an annual, but it is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11








Gomphocarpus physocarpus | Balloon Plant | Cotton Bush | Hairy Balls


Here I am offering Seeds from Gomphocarpus physocarpus, also known as Balloon Plant, Cotton-bush, Oscar, Goose plant, bishops balls, Family jewels, and Hairy Balls. A very common synonym for this plant is Asclepias physocarpa. This is a favorite of the Monarch butterflies. The flowers are pretty but the seed pods really steal the show. They look like a sky full of balloons over a miniature landscape. So the seed pods actually become the real conversation piece. Gomphocarpus physocarpus is a larval host plant for the Malay Tiger, African Monarch, Jamaican Monarch, Dorippus Tiger, Soldier, Southern Monarch, Common Tiger, Queen, Ismare Tiger, Lesser Wanderer, and Monarch butterflies. This plant can be started early, inside the house, and grown as an annual, but it is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11

Gomphocarpus physocarpus Balloon Plant Cotton Bush Hairy Balls

Gomphocarpus physocarpus Balloon Plant Cotton Bush Hairy Balls

Gomphocarpus physocarpus Balloon Plant Cotton Bush Hairy Balls

Gomphocarpus physocarpus Balloon Plant Cotton Bush Hairy Balls
Gomphocarpus physocarpus | Balloon Plant | Cotton Bush | Hairy Balls

20 Available Now

Here I am offering Seeds from Gomphocarpus physocarpus, also known as Balloon Plant, Cotton-bush, Oscar, Goose plant, bishops balls, Family jewels, and Hairy Balls. A very common synonym for this plant is Asclepias physocarpa. This is a favorite of the Monarch butterflies. The flowers are pretty but the seed pods really steal the show. They look like a sky full of balloons over a miniature landscape. So the seed pods actually become the real conversation piece. Gomphocarpus physocarpus is a larval host plant for the Malay Tiger, African Monarch, Jamaican Monarch, Dorippus Tiger, Soldier, Southern Monarch, Common Tiger, Queen, Ismare Tiger, Lesser Wanderer, and Monarch butterflies. This plant can be started early, inside the house, and grown as an annual, but it is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11