PHYSALIS franchetii Perennial Plant


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Closely related to the Chinese lantern, this plant is a tall perennial that will bring some unique colour and texture into the garden. Also known as the 'ground cherry', this plant produces abundant serrated foliage on thick stems. In the summer, the plant will produce irregularly shaped, papery growths that will colour and drop throughout the year to reveal small orange fruits. These fruits are edible when fully ripe but can be toxic if eaten so soon, so caution is recommended.
Where to grow Physalis
Plant in a sunny position with well-draining soil. Keep the space free from strong, cold drafts.
How to grow Physalis
Water enough to keep the soil moist but not wet, changing frequency as the weather changes. Fertilise with a diluted liquid feed once a fortnight in the summer and spring. In autumn, much around the base and trim away any dead foliage to allow new growth in spring.
This PHYSALIS franchetii comes in a 9cm Pot