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Shoofly

Nicandra spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Shoofly Overview

A genus containing one or two species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Solanaceae family with a probably geographical origin in Peru but now widely naturalised and cultivated. They are pioneer plants often found colonising recently disturbed ground in tropical, subtropical and some temperate zones worldwide. Commonly known as shoo-fly, they have branched erect stems and toothed leaves and are cultivated for their usually mauve funnel-shaped flowers that open only for a few hours in the day, followed by papery lantern-shaped calyces.

How to propagate Shoofly

Seed

Seed sown in spring.

Other uses of Shoofly

Ideal for dried arrangement.