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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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Calendula - Very easy to grow in even poor soil. Extremely versatile. Also considered a herb. The leaves and petals can be used in salad. This plant will also repel insects when planted in borders of your garden.Producing brilliant orange flowers that add colour to your garden and sa Plant as a border in your garden to help repel harmful insects and attract early pollenators. Self sows, making it a great soil stabilizer on sloped or disturbed areas.   Velvet Queen Sunflower -  A beautiful addition to your garden. Birds will flock to the flowers when the seeds are ripe providing a natural bird feeder or collect the seed head for your self for next years planting. Very sturdy in poor soil but an avid producer in evenly moist soils.
  Cosmo Mix - This fabulous flower is an easy to grow mix of pink and white with its petals curled into a tube.  Prefers poor soil conditions and shelter from strong winds.  Cosmos are great for cut flowers for their unique flowers and airy foliage.
Calendula   Velvet Queen Sunflower   Cosmo Mix
(Calendula officinalis)   (Helianthus annum)   (Cosmos bipinnatus)

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