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Photo credit Thompson & Morgan.

Gomphocarpus physocarpus 'Hairy Balls'

  • This member of the milkweed family grows to be quite large.
  • It has very distinct, and slightly suggestive lime green seed pods.

Height: 4-6 feet

Spread: 2-3 feet

USDA Zone: 8-10


Attributes:

  • Great Foliage
  • Mass Planting

Brand:

  • Garden Geek

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2