June - October
0.1 - 0.9
The annual species of Physalis are easily started from seed. Seed germination is best at alternating temperatures of 68 86 degrees F (20-30 C) (Steinbauer et al. 1955). Planted indoors during the late winter they can be transplanted outdoors in spring. The perennial species can be propagated from seed but are probably best grown from division, or from root cuttings. Seed germination is reported to improve with cold/moist stratification (Steffen 1997).
The Acadian French name for ground cherry is "corqueret," which is also the standard French name (Holmes 1990).
Moist woodlands, streams, and pond banks, low fields, roadsides, and waste areas.