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A picture of a Wild Calabash

Wild Calabash

Lagenaria sphaerica

Also known as

Iselwa-Makhosi, Uselwa

Full Sun
Moderate care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Overview

This vigorous climber is a close relative of the calabash and bears large, white, fragrant flowers which open in the evening, and unique mottled green fruit the size of a cricket ball. Try growing something different around your patio this summer! ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape.

Uses

Other uses