Nicandra physalodes


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Apple of Peru’ or ‘Shoo Fly Plant’

Nicandra physalodes

The most remarked upon foliage plant we grow because of the the architectural stems covered with pale blue flowers. The flowers form into gorgeous green lanterns and finally fade into laced seed pods.

Nicandra physalodes stems look amazing in arranged into steel buckets just as they are.

For the gardener this is a handsome plant grows well in part shade and looks great in the vegetable garden too!

We’ve supersized out packets with a generous 1/4 teaspoon of this tiny seed in every pack!

Variety: Nicandra physalodes
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun / part shade in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: Summer onwards

Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut once seed pods have formed, and remove the foliage so that the lanterns are more visible.

Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.

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