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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.
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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