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Lagenaria siceraria /Bottle Gourd

Lagenaria siceraria   / Lagenaria siceraria
A bottle gourd vine growing on a garden arch in late summer
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A bottle gourd vine growing on a garden arch in late summer

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Scientific Name: Lagenaria siceraria
Common Name: Bottle Gourd
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: Male and female flowers present on same plant. This fast growing, annual vine is started from seeds and plants flower in two months after seeds are planted. The mature, dry gourds are used for liquid holding and storage.