Nicandra physalodes

We love the ruffled blue autumn flowers of the shoo-fly plant and of course its Chinese lantern seedpods. It’s a tip-top garden filler and cut flower. More
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We love the ruffled blue autumn flowers of the shoo-fly plant and of course its Chinese lantern seedpods. It’s a tip-top garden filler and cut flower.

Genus Nicandra
Group/Species physalodes
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Shoo-Fly-Plant
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (36in)
Spacing 40cm (16in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow on the top of the soil, germination will take 2-3 weeks. Plant out after danger of frost has passed.
Care Tips Do not allow the soil to dry out. Will benefit from some light support - like birch branches - to grow through. Will self-seed freely, deadhead to avoid this.
Flowering July - October
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Nicandra physalodes reviews

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Nicandra

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Reviewed 12th August 2018 by Mo Mee

this is easy to grow from seed. Tall strong plants with purple seed heads and lilac flowers. Lovely in a big pot near the door or as an annual hedge.
Really unusual.