Posted: 05/08/2013 at 22:35
I was told to plant mine in a shadier area to slow down the spread and it seems to have worked. I have a very shady area at the side of the house where I don't mind too much rampancy - although I have to rip out periwinkle every year - it's like a triffid. I think it will be another couple of weeks at least before my physalis are orange but they are a lovely shape at the moment.
There ia an ornamental one that is hardy and spreads like the clappers. Looks the same but the fruit isn't edble.
I think I have the ornamental one