Physalis walteri

Walter's groundcherry


Synonyms:  Walter's husk-tomato

wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5-1.0 ft    Width: 0.5-1.0 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      yellow,green


Recommended Uses: Mostly planted for interest in the husked fruits
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: neutral to somewhat calcareous


wildlife plant  
Fruit is used by generalists
Native Habitats:

Open sandy areas.  Often coastal

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Edible. Related to the tomatillo.