Physalis alkekengi var franchetii
  • Physalis alkekengi var franchetii

Physalis alkekengi var franchetii

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(Chinese Lantern) An eye-catching perennial,  Physalis alkekengi var franchetii has dainty white flowers in late summer, followed by orange-scarlet berries enclosed by papery red lanterns in autumn.

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An eye-catching perennial,  Physalis alkekengi var franchetii has dainty white flowers in late summer, followed by orange-scarlet berries enclosed by papery red lanterns in autumn. These lanterns can be cut and used indoors for flower arranging.

Physalis alkekengi var franchetii is best suited to a position in full sun or light, dappled shade.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Most well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Physalis alkekengi var franchetii is a spreading perennial.
    • Height: up to 60 cm (2 ft)
    • Spread: 60 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft)
  • Notes: Physalis alkekengi var franchetii can be divided in Spring. Depending on its growth rate replant or remove as required.

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Herbaceous - Small, Herbaceous - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Alkaline
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, Autumn Colour, Flowering in Summer

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