Scientific Name - Physalis alkekengi L.
Popular names - winter cherry, Cape gooseberry, Chinese lanterns.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of Europe and Asia.
Description - herbaceous annual, 25-100 cm tall. Tulpini erect, branched. Leaves alternate, petiolate, ovate-rhombic, acuminata, heart, margin entire, 5-15 x 2-8 cm. Flowers solitary, calyx campanula, red, green and white corolla; pedicel pubescent. Blooms in May-August. Baca fruit, red-orange. Advantage in September and February. Kidney-shaped seeds, white Gabu.
Required - prefers well-drained soils in full sun or semi-shade.
Management - to fertilize 1-2 times a week. To obtain a better production of large fruit plants were held at temperatures up to 27c.
Propagation - the seeds germinate in 4-6 seven15-21 C anger. The plants were transplanted when 8 to 10 inches tall. Are planted at 30-45 cm distance between plants.
Diseases and pests - Pseudomonas solanacearum, Phyllosticta sp..
Properties and Uses - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Curiosity - unripe fruits are poisonous, causing nausea and diarrhea.
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Herbaceous perennial. Procumbenta or decumbenta stem, 10-30 x 30-120 cm, with 4 edges, pear. Leaves tri-or tri-lobate penatsectat, lobes linear, 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, entire or toothed, top obtuse. Flowers solitary in the armpit bracteelor, blue, purple, red-purple, lilac, or white. Calyx tubular, 6-9 mm needle 5 sepa unequal, linear, top acute.
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Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.
Buxus sempervirens - evergreen shrub, native of northern Africa, Asia and Europe, up to 800 m altitude. Increases in rare deciduous forests on limestone substrates in sunny exhibition, in association with integerrimus Cotoneaster, Pyrus pyraster, Prunus spinosa and Amelanchier rotundifolia.
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Native of the Mediterranean area, grows in gardens like ornamentals. Flower can be over 1.8 m tall, the purple-pink bracts contrasting with the white flowers. Prefer shelter and deep, moist soil.
Santolina chamaecyparissus - limbricarita
Perennial species, stem 10-60 cm tall, erect or pendence; nefloriferi stalk is green-gray-tomentos; lujerii floriferi are simple, without leaves before blossom. Pectinata-toothed leaves often to penatsectate. Involucre 6-10 mm wide, hemispherical, subtruncat or not, or slightly rounded at the base; bractei lanceolata-ovata, Carina, the interior with round top. Flowers arranged in the capital, bright yellow.
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