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PlantFiles: Long-Leafed Groundcherry
Physalis longifolia

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

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Neutral KyWoods 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.

Regional...

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

Melbourne, Kentucky
De Leon, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Vernal, Utah



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