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Thladianta (Goldencreeper)

Goldencreeper or Manchu Tuber-Gourd makes subterranean, very large, perennial, potato-like root tubers and annual, fast growing vines with hairy leaves and yellow flowers which are followed by egg-sized hairy fruits (not edible) turning to an ornamental bright scarlet with maturity. This plant is dioecious, i.e. female and male flowers are born on different plants. It is a member of the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae) and home to open spots in woods from Northern China to Sout-Eastern Russia. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot in the garden. Plants require a climbing aid (e.g. on a fence). Plant several plants together for a better fruit set.
Sow preferably from end of January to mid March in any rich soil under glass in groups of two to three seeds per pot. Keep pots in a sunny and quite warm spot inside (e.g. on a heated window sill, in a heated greenhouse or warm wintergarden) at a minimum of some 20°C. Transplant young plants to the open garden in fertile, well drained soil after the last freezing nights in late spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
10 seeds per package.
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Thladiantha dubia (Goldencreeper)

Thladiantha dubia (Goldencreeper)

2 (4)m, Goldencreeper makes fast growing annual vines from perennial, large potato-like root tubers. It has ornamental bright yellow flowers and egg-shaped, hairy fruits (not edible) with a bright scarlet color with maturity. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Plants require a climbing add. Plant groups of several plants together for a better fruit set for this species develops only female or male flowers on each plant. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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