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.|
|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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