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Lagenaria siceraria Childrens - Swan Gourd
Swan Gourd

Lagenaria siceraria Childrens - Swan Gourd Swan Gourd
£1.69 0820007135 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Lagenaria siceraria or 'Swan Gourd' produces speckled, swan-like gourds with life-like crooked necks, in an unusual two-tone green pattern that when dried, can be painted to a colour of your choice!

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Berry colour Green, White
Botanical name Lagenaria siceraria
Common name Swan Gourd
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Yellow
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Climbing
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 1.6m - 2.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow March to April. Sow seed 1cm (½ inch) deep, in pots of moist seed compost. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 7 to 21 days. When at the 2 leaf stage, transplant seedlings on into 13cm (5 inch) pots and grow on in well-lit conditions. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 60cm (24 inches) apart. Pick the fruits from August onwards. Before painting, dry the fruits in a warm, airy position until they become lighter in weight.

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