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Nicandra physalodes "Violacea»

This fast-growing shrub-like annual is Nicandra physalodes, also known as shoofly. It grows to about 80-100 cm tall, with pretty lantern-like sky-blue flowers, lush foliage and black-streaked pods. Organic gardeners recommend it as a natural deterrent for whitefly, so sow it around tomatoes, eggplants or under tamarillo trees. Or pop Nicandra physalodes in a pot on a deck or by your door to keep house flies away. Once youve got one plant, youve got free seeds for life, as it's a generous breeder.

Genus containing only the species N.physaloides, native to Peru. Annual plant, known for its property of repelling insects (in particular wards off white fly and aphids).
It grows in full sun and fertile soils.
Plant alone.
Propagated by seeds.
No disease problems.
Plants are very easy to remove (has small roots)
Shoo fly, Nicandra physalodes, is poisonous if eaten.

You are bidding on a minimum of 30 seeds

Photo shows flowers on a mature plant
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