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Neptunia pubescens var. microcarpa

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Neptunia (nep-TOO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: pubescens var. microcarpa

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Category:
Groundcovers
Herbs
Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jasljohns On Jul 11, 2007, jasljohns from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The bloom is not impressive, but the plant is an intriguing sensitive plant with potential as ground cover in a mulched bed. It is a trailing vine and the leaves are sparse enough that it will require fairly close spacing to create much of an impression

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Port Richey, Florida
Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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