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By Jakpink

United Kingdom Gb

I saw a plant yesterday that I can't identify - quite tall - 4ft ish, purple buds with creamy speckles about the same shape, but slightly smaller than a chinese lantern. Open out flowers anbout 1.5inches diameter, similar shape to morning glory. It's not a platycodon. Leaves are like serrated oak leaves.




16 Jul, 2012


Nicandra physaloides? ('Shoo-fly plant')

16 Jul, 2012


Thank you Spritzhenry!! Nicandra physaloides is exactly what it was. Now to locate one for my garden!

16 Jul, 2012


You're welcome. :-) They're annuals - so you'll need to buy seeds.

16 Jul, 2012


Buy seed......Ahh! Save it from the plant they are easy to grow.

17 Jul, 2012


Yes, I intend to...but I don't think Jakpink owns the plant he/she saw!

19 Jul, 2012


When I first saw Nicandria I thought it was a shrub and spoke to the owner about it. She was only too happy to give me some seed heads. In fact I find the seed heads an attractive follow up to the flowers. It does self seed quite happily as well.

19 Jul, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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