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Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii

A very valuable perennial for adding colour to late borders with its bright orange 'lanterns'. Green leaves and small white flowers in summer. Spreads by runners. Soon makes a good clump.

At a glance

Common Name
Chinese Lantern
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
30cm to 60cm
Colour
Orange
Spread Rate
Fast
Flowering
Autumn
Soil Type
Moist, Normal, Drained
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun

Sue's Notes

Always one of the most striking plants in our late summer and autumn border, especially with the sun behind the lanterns.

 
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