Apple Of Peru Plant Info – Learn About Growing Shoofly Plants

By Liz Baessler The apple of Peru plant (Nicandra physalodes) is an interesting specimen. Native to South America (hence the name), this member of the nightshade family produces attractive flowers and can be used in a homemade insecticide. But what is apple of Peru? Keep reading to learn more about the apple of Peru plant. Apple of Peru Plant Info Apple of Peru (shoofly plant to some) is a half hardy perennial that’s usually grown as an annual in USDA zones 3 through 8. It can reach five feet in height by the end of the summer, and blooms for two to three months during the summer. It produces light purple to blue flowers that grow in a bell shape. Even though it blooms constantly, the flowers only last for about a day, and the apple of Peru plant only ever has one or two flowers in bloom at a

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