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Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii (Large Plant)

Chinese Lantern

Hardy Perennial

Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii is better known by its culinary name of Cape Gooseberry. Tiny, creamy-white flowers appear in midsummer above oval green foliage. This hardy perennial is mainly grown for its edible berries which later develop within red, papery Chinese Lantern calyces. This vibrant autumn display brings a bright splash of colour to fading perennial borders. The stems can be cut to create wonderful decorative flower arrangements. If left on the plant the calyces will slowly skeletonize, adding ornate winter interest to your garden. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 90cm (36").

 

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Ideal For:
cottage gardens, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 1 litre potted physalis plant

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted physalis plants

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    • £14.99
Grow Chinese lantern plants in any moist, well drained soil, in full sun or semi shade.
Feed and water groundcherry plants regularly until plants are fully established. After flowering leave the stems intact to allow the edible fruits to develop.

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