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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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Gloriosa Daisy - Produces loads of super colorful yellow to orange flowers with maroon red centers in various blends. Superb for large containers or beds, dry conditions or poor soil and it will perennialize in warmer climates. Attracts bees and butterflies and is a wonderful cut-flower.   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.
  Superflora Sunflower - 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.
Gloriosa Daisy   Velvet Queen Sunflower   Superflora Sunflower
(Rudbeckia hirta)   (Helianthus annum)   (Helianthus annum)

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