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Physalis alkekengi var. franchetiiChinese Lantern

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Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii, also known as Cape Gooseberry, is a highly unusual and exotic looking plant that provides garden interest throughout the seasons. In midsummer the plant is covered in small creamy-white flowers that contrast with the oval green foliage. Later in the year they become full of berries that are inside bright red-orange papery calyces that look like Chinese lanterns. If left on the plant over winter the berries, which have been hidden inside, become visible as the calyces slowly skeletonize and end up, on frosty winter days, looking like gilded cages surrounding the berries. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 90cm (36").

Cut Flower Garden, Exotic Garden, Cottage Gardens


full sun, sun or semi shade

75cm (30in)

90cm (35in)

1 Physalis Plant In 1 Litre Pot (64550)
2 Physalis Plants In 1 Litre Pots (V65785PB)

Flowering Months
Water Physalis plants frequently and feed with a high potassium fertiliser once the flowers appear. Staking may be required. Harvest Golden Berries in early autumn when the papery husks become pale brown and the fruits turn from green to yellow-orange. Store Cape gooseberries in their husks at room temperature.
Grow Physalis in a sheltered position in full sun on any well-drained soil, or alternatively grow them in a greenhouse.


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