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Gerrardanthus macrorhiza

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gerrardanthus (jer-rar-DANTH-us) (Info)
Species: macrorhiza (mak-roh-RY-zuh) (Info)

Synonym:Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Synonym:Gerrardanthus mogarhiza

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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)
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Patented
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Glen Avon, California
Simi Valley, California



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