Nicandra physalodes, Shoo-Fly Plant

Nicandra physalodes

Shoo-Fly Plant
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Peru
USDA Zone: 4-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersPoisonous or toxicEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The plants are adorned with solitary violet bell-shaped flowers with white centers.

All parts of the plant are poisonous and care should be taken in using in the landscape. Annual.

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