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    Also known as poison gooseberry, or winter cherry. Though widely used medicinally, parts (or all) of this plant are considered toxic.

    Habit/Size 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide
    Germination Start seeds indoors several weeks before last frost. Keep soil temp between 75-85 F. Cooler temperatures can significantly delay germination which usually occurs in 2-4 weeks.
    Requirements full sun, moderate water req.
    Zones USDA 8-10
    Life Cycle evergreen shrub
    Uses medicinal* (see notes)

    , utility (curdling agent, repellent, soap)
    Notes Parts (or all) of this plant are considered toxic.

    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Synonyms Physalis somnifera, Withania kansuensis, Withania microphysalis

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