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We are unsure where this plant came from or what it is. When the flowers die back a small green 'apple like seed grows inside the lantern like casing. Both the stem (which is hollow) and the base of the casing are dark purple/black. The flower itself is a purple/blue open bell. The plant is currently approx 2ft high. Can anyone help please?



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It is related to Potato and was on site a few weeks ago but I have forgotten the name .Andrewr will know.

6 Aug, 2008

 

It's very pretty,whatever it is!

6 Aug, 2008

 

Shoo Fly Plant. Nicandra physalodes. It is a half hardy/almost hardy annual. Save some seeds and sow in March in a little heat for next years plants.

6 Aug, 2008

 

You got there before me owdboggy

6 Aug, 2008

 

Beautiful photograph anyway. I love it.

7 Aug, 2008

 

Many thanks for your help with this. The plant certainly caused a lot of head scratching. We now have the local nursery asking for seeds as well as a number of neighbours and friends.

12 Aug, 2008

How do I say thanks?

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