This heritage cotton was grown by and for slaves in colonial days. It is a 5-6 ft beautiful plant and lovely for hand spinners.
I got these heirloom seed from Southern Exposure seed Exchange a few years ago and have enjoyed growing them in our gardens . I am now getting back into weaving so am learning to spin it . I can not sell it to anyone in Georgia ,Virginia ,South Carolina or California because of the commercial cotton industry .Even if you don't spin it ,it is a beautiful flower in the garden and the boles are decorative in dried arrangements too. It takes a long season to grow so those in the north will need a heated greenhouse . I start it in March and transplant it out with the tomatoes. I also stake it .
Flowers:white changing to pink- Bell shaped
Foliage:green, deeply lobed leaves
Fruit:boles that open up to the cotton
Lifecycle:1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
USDA Zones:5 to 7
Propagation / Germination:easy. plant in 6 " commercial organic planting mix in spring and transplant out infrost free weather provide compost and much... 7-21 days
Spacing:2 ft apart
Pests and Diseases:None that I saw.