Gomphocarpus fruticosus, Balloon plant - seeds


Gomphocarpus fruticosus, Balloon plant - seeds

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Gomphocarpus fruticosus (syn. Asclepias fruticosa) - Balloon plant, Family Jewels Milkweed Tree, is a species of milkweed native to South Africa. It is also common in New Zealand where it is the main host of the Monarch butterfly. This plant grows to 6 feet tall with a spread of about 2 feet. It has lance-shaped, medium green, hairy leaves. During the summer, umbels of creamy or greenish-white flowers are produced; these are followed by interesting globular seed pods which are inflated and covered with soft bristles. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars).
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