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Clammy Groundcherry
Physalis heterophylla

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: heterophylla (het-er-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Physalis ambigua

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cornelia, Georgia

Halifax, Massachusetts

Dover, New Hampshire

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Brandon, South Dakota

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.