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Cape Gooseberry flower ( Physalis )

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Cape Gooseberry flower ( Physalis )

I put a photo on of the edible fruit now this is the flower , some flowers are still blooming at the same time as the fruit ...



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Wow - it looks sort of like a pansy don't you think?

18 Nov, 2011

 

I was thinking the same Shellar or a Primular perhaphs;0)

18 Nov, 2011

 

It looks very like an Auricula flower....beautiful Amy....:>)

18 Nov, 2011

 

First time I have seen a flower of Physalis,Amy..it is so pretty..

19 Nov, 2011

 

I thought just the same, auricula.
I grew these several years ago but never noticed how lovely the flowers were, do you like the fruit Amy? my plants got huge and had so much fruit but nobody liked it, gave them away to a friend from the allotment who makes lots of jams and chutneys, never did ask what she made with them.

19 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

They are similar looking to an auricular ~ Sheila / Carole /Motty / Sandra , they are small only being about the size of a £2 coin ..
I liked the fruit of the one that ripened Kathy I think if they weren't quite ripe they would be sour , there's loads of fruit that will never ripen now it's to late ! did you leave your plants in over winter or did you have them out ? I don't know whether they are an annual or perennial I should look it up !

19 Nov, 2011

 

They're not hardy Amy think they can be overwintered somewhere frost free but so easy from seed hardly worth the bother, I didn't keep mine as no-one liked them.

19 Nov, 2011

 

I thought it looked abit like a pansy aswell.

19 Nov, 2011

 

What a lovely flower.......

19 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Kathy ,I won't bother to try then I'll get some new seed !
They were unexpected Carol /Angela because they are a Physalis I thought they would look more like an orange Chinese Lantern ...... so a nice surprise !

19 Nov, 2011

 

May have to try these next year..........

20 Nov, 2011

 

never seen one of these before ~ lovely and a lovely photo too.

21 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

You do Meanie you might have better luck with the fruit ! you wouldn't normally grow them for the flowers Sticki they are quite small , shame the fruit has taken so long to ripen !

21 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Amy ... that's a pretty pic :o)

23 Nov, 2011

 

It is a pretty flower too...

4 Dec, 2011



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