Levant Cotton Seeds - Gossypium Herbaceum Flower Seed

Cotton Seeds - Levant

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 10 - 11

Height: 30 - 60 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall

Bloom Color: Multi

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Wet soil with pH of 7.0

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Gossypium Herbaceum

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/4 inch deep

Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Cotton

Levant Cotton (Gossypium Herbaceum) - A very interesting perennial to grow from Levant Cotton seeds with its multi-colored flowers and cotton pods sprinkled all over. Gossypium Herbaceum cotton, or commonly called Levant Cotton, is a species of cotton native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia where it still grows in the wild as a perennial shrub.

Indoor plant

Levant Cotton plants can be grown with success in cooler areas if grown in a container and moved indoors. It makes for a showy garden plant, and it is fun to watch through all its stages!

cotton levant plant

Cotton seed | levant

How to grow

How To Grow Cotton Levant From Seed: Levant Cotton flower seed germinates very easily. In fact, in zone 11 it is considered to be self-sowing, dropping its own cotton seeds and producing more plants. Sow the Gossypium flower seeds indoors in late spring. Use a rich potting mix. Plant 1 - 2 flower seeds per plant, covering 1/4 inch with soil.

In ideal conditions the flower seed germinates in 7 - 14 days. Water regularly and abundantly keeping it constantly in a sunny location. Replant the Gossypium plant each month to a larger container to help it grow as the root system expands considerably. Young Levant Cotton plants are very sensitive to cold.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: 1/4 inch
levant cotton flower

Plant Specifications

Cotton Levant likes a long, hot growing season to produce the best cotton fibers, so it performs well in the southern United States.

  • Height: 30 - 60 inches
  • USDA Zones: 10 - 11
  • Season: Perennial