As the days begin to shorten and wafts of bonfire smoke ‘tingle’ the nostrils, it is just time to cast a glance round the garden and the dying hedgerows for…
Physalis genus (Ground cherry). This genus has about 80 species of annuals and perennials, most are clump forming and have upright leafy stems. The leaves are variable in shape there usually lance-shaped, oval or deltoid often with lobes or shallow toothed edges. The flowers are small and usually white or yellow blotched with purple. should be grow in sun or shade in well drained soil.
Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous
Grown mainly for their decorative, lantern-like calyces and fruits, produced in autumn. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.
They are fully to half hardy and they will prefer moist, well-drained soil with a position in sun or partial-shade.
You can propagate by division or softwood cuttings in spring, annuals by seed in spring or autumn.
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