This heritage cotton was grown by and for slaves in colonial days. It is a 5-6 ft beautiful plant and lovely for hand spinners. (Gossypium Hirsutum) I got these heirloom seed from Southern Exposure seed Exchange a few years ago and have enjoyed growing them in our gardens. I am now getting back into weaving so am learning to spin it . I cannot sell it to anyone in Georgia ,Virginia ,South Carolina or California because of the commercial cotton industry.Even if you don’t spin it, it is a beautiful flower in the garden, and the boles are decorative in dried arrangements too. It takes a long season to grow so those in the north will need a heated greenhouse. I start it in March and transplant it out with the tomatoes. I also stake it.