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Botanical name: Nicandra physalodes
Other names: Apple of Peru, Shoo-fly
Species: N. physalodes - N. physalodes is an upright, branching annual with green, ovate, toothed leaves and purple with white, trumpet flowers through summer.
Nicandra physalodes is: Deciduous
Flower: Purple, Pale-purple, White in Summer
Foliage: Green in Summer; Green in Autumn
Habit: Bushy, Upright
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Nicandra physalodes (Apple of Peru) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.3m after 1 year.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Hanging baskets
Cultivation: Plant in moist, free draining soil in full sun or partial shade. A liquid feed will prolong flowering in containerised plants, as will regular watering.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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