Lagenaria siceraria ‘Birdhouse’ – Hard-shelled Gourd

Hard-shelled Gourd, Calabash
Lagenaria siceraria ‘Birdhouse’

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee)
Genus: Lagenaria (lag-en-AR-ee-uh)
Species: siceraria (sy-ker-AR-ee-uh)
Cultivar: Birdhouse

Category:
Annuals
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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