Is Cotton an Annual or Perennial Plant?

Cotton (Gossypium species) is a perennial plant often cultivated as an annual for cotton-producing industries. Cotton plants become tall shrubs if allowed to grow freely. In the cotton industry, plant growth regulators are often used to manage cotton development.

Keywords: cotton plants, cotton growth, cotton annual perennial

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."