Zilla
Zilla spinosa

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zilla
Species: spinosa (spy-NO-suh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 14, 2010, IRFAN_LODHI from faisalabad
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

(Zilla spinosa)
some common names :(Turra) Prantl ,Silla, Sillet, Besilla, Basilla, Shagaret el-hommoos, Ommo, Hommoos.
is awidely shrub grows in Arabiab,African and Egyption desert and dried areas full of spines .
Zilla has medicinal properties in itself . its flowers seed pods and root extract are used in different medicines . when it blooms the light purple flowers enhances the dried desert .