Long-Leafed Groundcherry
Physalis longifolia

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: longifolia (lon-jee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Melbourne, Kentucky

De Leon, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Vernal, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jul 29, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

grows in z9a. A weed, as far as I'm concerned.

Neutral

On Jul 24, 2007, KyWoods from Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This grows here as a weed, but the flowers are pretty, and the "lanterns" are eye-catching.