Black Cotton

duckcreekgardensAugust 28, 2012

gossypium herbaceum nigra" black cotton

Anyone know where I can find seed for this plant?

thanks in advance

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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

I've only heard of it being sold in plant form, but maybe you can find seed for it on eBay or something. Maybe on the seed exchange forum? I've only seen it in photos. I think there was a photo of it a couple of years ago in the magazine 'Martha Stewart Living' and it was gorgeous, but I've never seen seed for Gossypium herbaceum 'Nigra'. I have seen seed of the regular Gossypium herbaceum that has green leaves and yellow flowers,

Dawn

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 10:08AM
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duckcreekgardens

Thanks Dawn

so far no luck finding it either. it's such a nice plant that you would think someone would offer seed.
gary

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:01PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

Gary, You're welcome. You know, I heard someone has sold it before at the Cherry Street Market, but that is second-hand info. Have you seen it there? If so, maybe that person would tell you where they got their seed. I realize that when you're at the market, you're likely so busy selling that you don't have time to see what everyone else has.

I know seed is available from somebody, somewhere because after Martha Stewart featured it in the magazine, there were people buying them at nurseries in the northeast and planting them. But finding out which nurseries had them and getting them to even tell you their seed source or plant wholesaler might be impossible.

If I stumble across it anywhere, I'll let you know.

Good luck,

Dawn

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 1:25PM
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trickster(7)

Gary,
I am currently growing this plant. I originally got seed from a friend in Pennsylvania. Seed set has been a little sparse, but I think I have enough to share. I can check & see how many seeds I have from last year, plus I have shared this with several others that I should be able to contact if mine doesn't pan out. Shoot me an e-mail to rickrickman@hotmail.com

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 11:02AM
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duckcreekgardens

If anyone finds Black Cotton seed while looking around the web for other seeds, let me know as I am still on the search
thanks
gary

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 1:24PM
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jjstatz29(5)

Found it!

Link below - They have it listed as black beautiful.

Here is a link that might be useful: black beautiful

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 10:40AM
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tacapollo(z5 WV)

I found a site giving away black cotton seeds.

http://forums.cottagevines.com/post/first-contest-free-rare-seed-prize-7253738?pid=1285823476#post1285823476

Better hurry, the contest ends 1/30/15

Here is a link that might be useful: Vickki's Garden Forum-Contests

    Bookmark   January 22, 2015 at 6:01PM
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duckcreekgardens

I was able to get some last season and have a very few seeds this year. tI was a beaurtiful plant, but didn't really start making bolls until late summer and they didn't have time to mature before the hard freeze. I also planted some Black Leaf Casterbean plants that were very beaurtful also.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2015 at 5:09PM
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AmyinOwasso/zone 6b

Do you all know what a sucker I am for unusual plants? I.must.fight.the.urge.to.order!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2015 at 11:54AM
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chickencoupe

lol Amy Me, too. My husband handed me the Victory Seed catalog that arrived. I just sighed. "I need to grow everything I've got, first."

    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 12:08AM
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AmyinOwasso/zone 6b

Shoot, don't mention another catalog, I might go there. I made my final decision on what to order tonight. I say final, but I keep changing my mind. I got an envelope today from a Facebook swap, chock full of herbs. It will be like last year, need more dirt!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 1:56AM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

Victory Seed is THE BEST. Many, if not most, of the tomato varieties I have on this year's Grow List are from VS. I don't know why they are not more well-known, but I like that they are still humble, have a sincere interest in relating factual (not made-up) historical information, if known, about their heirloom varieties, and their prices are great too. They're one of the best seed companies around. Amy, you might want to look at their catalog or website before you make your final seed order. I bet you'll see either better prices at VS or more tempting varieties.

Dawn

    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 5:14PM
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AmyinOwasso/zone 6b

Ah, you're killing me, Dawn! On top of another seed company, I discovered tonight that I like eggplant. Have never cared for it, but cubed, spritzed with olive oil, seasoned and roasted it is tasty! So now I need to figure out where to grow some...need more dirt...

    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 9:18PM
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