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Wild Cotton

Gossypium herbaceum ssp. africanum

Also known as

Wildekatoen (Afr.), Ugampokwe, Umgawuma (Zulu), Litjinda (Swa.), Kotini (Xho.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Wild Cotton Overview

The wild cotton plant, Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum, is often only noticed when in fruit or when bearings its hibiscus-like flowers. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Wild Cotton

Attracts birds

Attracts bees