Common name: Apple of Peru, shoo-fly plant. Family: Solanaceae. Genus: Nicandra. Scientific name: Nicandra physaloides. Plant type: Annuals. Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm). Flower color: Blue-Violet. Flowering time: Late Summer/Early Fall. leaves: ovate, bright-green, toothed. The flowers are bell-shaped.