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Type: Annual
Seed #: 103
Common Name: Shoo Fly Plant
Latin Name: Nicandra Physaloides
Variety: Apple of Peru
Colour: Blue
Temperature: 18C - 23C (64F - 73F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: June to September
Site: Full Sun
Height: 90cm - 100cm (35" - 39")
Spread: 30cm - 50cm (12" - 20")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Drought
Tolerant



Cannot ship to the USA
Shoo Fly Plant


Notes: Beautiful blue to purple flowers on a rapidly growing plants, Seed pods are used dried in arrangements. Though there is no detectable odour, flies are said to flee this plant. We believe because the pods when dry resemble a small hornets nest. TRULY WORKS!


Instructions: Sow 2 mm deep. Germination is 14 to 20 days.


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Sunflower - Superflora  - Easy to  grow. A delight for children and good for the garden as it attracts beneficial wildlife. Produces a flower stem at every node making it perfect for plentiful cut flowers and producing high oil content birdseed. Very sturdy in poor soil.   Nasturtium - Nasturtium are extensively used in organic pest control. They are beneficial in attracting aphids away from other prize plants as well as attracting beneficial hover flies that eat them. Easily grown in any soil and blooms for long periods. Nasturtiums require little water and no fertilizer, as enriched soil tends to  produce more foliage than flowers.  Use the brilliant colors of the flower petals and spice of the leaves as a garnish or to add the finishing touch to your garden fresh salads. Sweetly scented edible flowers and spicy scented foliage attracts hummingbirds.   Datura - Vividly coloured, trumpet shaped flowers are followed by spiky ornamental seedpods, which are long lasting and suited for cut arrangements. Do not eat the seeds or any other part of this plant. May be poisonous. Not attractive to animals. Self sows.
Sunflower - Superflora   Nasturtium   Datura
(Helianthus annum)   (Tropaeolum majus L.)   (Datura inoxia)

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