Tropical Puff
Neptunia pubescens var. microcarpa

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

Category:

Groundcovers

Herbs

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Port Richey, Florida

Austin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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