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Shoofly Plant

Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Shoofly Plant

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Shoofly Plant

3.75

(Nicandra physalodes)

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Common Names
Apple of Peru, Peruvian bluebell

Botanical Name
Nicandra physalodes

Plant Family
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)

Native Range
South America

Life Cycle
Annual

Hardiness Zone
2-11

Habit
Bushy plant to 3ft tall. Large pale violet-blue flowers appear from June to October. Lantern-like papery seed pods that follow are equally attractive in dried arrangements.

Sun/Soil
Full sun, regular garden soil.

Germination/Sowing
The seeds germinate easily and can be sown indoors in flats and transplanted out once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing/Care
Easy to grow and vigorous annual plant. Shoo Fly is most often grown for insect repellent properties. Can be grown in a large pot on the deck.

Harvesting
N/A

Culinary Uses
N/A

Medicinal Uses
N/A

Themes
Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Container Garden.