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Physalis heterophylla

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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

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Regional...

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

Cornelia, Georgia
Halifax, Massachusetts
Dover, New Hampshire
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Brandon, South Dakota



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