The synonyms give a good hint about this species. Just like like Scopolia carniolica, it flowers in the spring and will become dormant in late summer. The trumpet shaped flowers are violet and disposed in apical inflorescences; fruit is a globose capsule within an enlarged calyx.
Again just like Scopolia, although beautiful and interesting, is rarely cultivated in North America. Like other Solanaceae the rhizome contains toxic alkaloids.
For sun to part-sun locations; rockery or any other garden spot with good drainage.
Images: Physochlaina orientalis
warm germinator and easy to grow. It will need 2-4 years to start flowering (it forms a short rhizome).
I was wrong – it needs cold for germination.