Dynamic 1 " lavender-blue and white flowers stand against a backdrop of lush, mid-green foliage, much of which is splashed and mottled in creamy yellow. This herb is ideal for the border in groups or large containers on the patio.
This native of Peru is known as Apple of Peru in some parts of the world. The other name, 'Shoo Fly Plant,' alludes to its supposed virtue as a fly repellent. 'Nicandra' comes from 'Nikander,' a poet who wrote of plants around 100 BCE. THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW:
Kew grows more species in its 300 acres than any other garden in the world and is an important scientific institution. The magnificent glasshouses, including Decimus Burton's famous Palm House, display a wide range of plants from rainforest to desert and provide the visitor with a visual and fragrant treat whatever the time of year.