Chinese Lantern Plant | Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii | 10.5cm Pot

Code: PL9931
Chinese Lantern Plant | Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii | 10.5cm Pot

A hardy perennial offering unique interest all year round...

Commonly known as the Chinese Lantern plant, Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii is perfect for a gardener who is seeking to add an oriental touch to their garden. Bearing unique orange 'lanterns' in winter, and delicate white flowers in summer, this herbaceous perennial will offer beauty all year round. Despite its unusual appearance, this plant is very easy to care for, can tolerate the harshest of climates, and is generally disease-free.

Variety Information

Supplied As 10.5cm pot
Season of Interest Winter
Eventual Height (Up to) 1m, 1.5m
Special Care This plant can be vigorous, so choose a suitable site
Preferred Location Full sun and part shade
Soil Type Well-drained soil


Fresh from the Nursery Our perennials and alpines are dispatched directly from expert growers, based within Southern England. There is no sitting around in garden centers or fulfillment centres, so you rest assured that your plant will arrive fresh, healthy and in perfect condition.
Unique Orange Lanterns
Suitable for Full Sun
Perfect for Novice Gardeners
A Wonderful Winter Display
Easy to Care For

Planting Tip

Plant in a sunny border for a wonderfully decorative accent!

About your Plant

Our herbaceous plants are lovingly grown by our trusted nursery, based in England. Each flourishing plant will be dispatched directly to your home.

Please note, your potted plant may not display flowers as soon as it arrives. However, the 'flowering period' box (detailed above), indicates when you can expect flowers to form. Many of our herbaceous perennials also die back in winter, so will have little growth in spring, but grow quickly once sunlight hours improve.


Sustainability is one of our priorities, and as such, our perennials and alpines are delivered in environmentally friendly packaging. Aside from being recyclable, they will keep them nice and secure on their journey.

Please see our below guidance on your perennial or alpine's care:

Watering: During your perennial or alpine's first growing season, you should provide them with frequent waterings. Try to also avoid wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of disease.

Deadheading: To promote a long flowering period, you should deadhead any flowers that appear spent. Simply rescind each flower at their base, taking care to not cut other parts of the plant.

Dividing: To really flourish, your perennials can be divided every three to four years. They can be divided when they begin to show less flowers, or appear less healthy in the middle. Make sure to only do so when they aren't currently flowering.

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