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PlantFiles: Hard-shelled Gourd, Calabash
Lagenaria siceraria 'Angel's Wings'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagenaria (lag-en-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: siceraria (sy-ker-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Angel's Wings
Additional cultivar information: (aka Autumn Wings)

Category:
Annuals
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral berrygirl On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Used commonly as a gourd. A mixture of winged, brightly colored fruits. Easy to grow, extremely durable fruits. 90-100 days.

Regional...

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

Commerce, Georgia
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Kerrville, Texas



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