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Shoo Fly Plant. in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nicandra physalodes

 

Shoo Fly Plant.

Nicandra physaloides is a fast growing annual, growing to 1.2m. It has ovate, mid-green, toothed and waved leaves. The flowers are bell-shaped and are pale violet with white throats. The flower becomes lantern-like towards the end of its bloom. The plant is thought to have insect repellent properties.

 
plant Features
  • Shoo Fly Plant. likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Shoo Fly Plant. likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Shoo Fly Plant. is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Shoo Fly Plant. likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Shoo Fly Plant.

Latin name

Nicandra physalodes

type

Flowering plant

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Shoo Fly Plant. likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Shoo Fly Plant. is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Shoo Fly Plant. likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Shoo Fly Plant. likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Shoo Fly Plant. is 1.00meters x 1.20meters 1.00 M 1.20 M

Nicandra physalodes

Nicandra physaloides is a fast growing annual, growing to 1.2m. It has ovate, mid-green, toothed and waved leaves. The flowers are bell-shaped and are pale violet with white throats. The flower becomes lantern-like towards the end of its bloom. The plant is thought to have insect repellent properties.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Autumn

The shoo-fly plant has bell-shaped flowers that are most commonly pale blue and white, but there are also forms with violet flowers and with white flowers. The flowers are short-lived, opening for only a few hours each day. Flowers appear from mid summer to late autumn.

 

Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Either sow direct in spring or, for more control, shallowly in modules or small pots, kept moist, under glass in late winter or early spring and grow on until large enough to plant out.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Pot grown seedlings can be planted directly into the growing position in early spring.

 
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