Gossypium herbaceum Levant Cotton. An ancient plant, native of Africa and written about by Greek historian Herodotus in 5 BC. Although it is the actual cotton plant grown for fabrics, flower arrangers also appreciate the pods for use in floral designs. Creamy yellow or pinkish Hibiscus-like flowers are followed by green seedpods that mature and burst open to reveal wooly centres. A large garden plant, it can be transplanted or direct seeded in areas with longer growing seasons. Annual | Ht. 60cm/24" | 5-7 sds/gm.