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PlantFiles: Walter's Ground-cherry
Physalis walteri

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physalis (fy-SAL-is) (Info)
Species: walteri (WAL-ter-ee) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive wtliftr On Oct 6, 2011, wtliftr from Wilson's Mills, NC wrote:

I dug up some of these plants from a vacant lot that was about to be paved in Myrtle Beach, and brought them back home. They have done great in a planter with a sand based soil. They are full of fruits and still blooming the first week of October. The ripe fruits are edible, but the green ones are toxic. Maybe a batch of jelly from the fruits this fall? :)

Regional...

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Indialantic, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Hatteras, North Carolina
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina



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