What are the pros? Attractive, good flavor,
What are the cons? longggggg growing season!
I have grown these for the last 2 years in zone 6b. They need a really long growing season to bloom in the fall, so Start them early indoors using soaking/snipping methods and a heat mat to promote germination. Plant them out when its warm. These aren't the "Dinner plate" sized flowers. Like others have said its very similar to okra. The leaves are very tasty and the whole plant is very attractive. the only downside is in Kansas warm weather doesn't last long enough to get viable seed from this plant to save. I keep trying though. High tunnels may help next year. This plant is great for making tea with!
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