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I have about a dozen of these, grown from seed, about four feet high but no idea where they came from or what they're called. There are tiny black spots on the leaves. Anyone out there know please?




I wish I had a pound for every time this one is asked! It's a Shoo Fly or Nicandra physalodes, spreads by seed freely (except in my garden).

23 Jun, 2016


Thank you so much Cammomile. Now I know, seeds given to me by another member of my flower club a few years ago. I don't remember planting them unless they were mixed up with something else.
Something is eating the top leaves but the flowers are very pretty anyway.

23 Jun, 2016


They are pretty I just can't get them to grow.

23 Jun, 2016


Well I didn't do anything special. These were seeds in a 4" pot and potted on to 5". Just normal compost started them off. I tried some in the garden last year and got nothing so forgot about them. I have a couple of "stragglers" about three ins. high if you want one.

24 Jun, 2016


That's very kind of you Thorneyside, but I just don't have an inch of room, my garden is basically a courtyard with pots, thanks for the offer though.

24 Jun, 2016

How do I say thanks?

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