Physalis franchetti Gnome – Buy perennials


Lovely bright orange, papery lanterns in late summer and autumn.

Easy to grow – ideal for novices.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Physalis franchetti Gnome description

The cream flowers are fairly hidden and insignificant, but they are followed by fantastic, bright orange, papery lanterns in late summer and autumn.
These then go all skeletal through the winter.

The leaves and unripe fruit are poisonous.

Good for a flower border or patioHow easy is it to grow:
Good for a rough area under trees, or in a corner, in the middle of a border or near a patio and will grow well in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.

Buy perennials with confidence, because this is trouble free and easy.

Common name: Dwarf Chinese Lanterns, Dwarf Japanese Lanterns, or Dwarf Bladder Cherry, or Dwarf Winter Cherry.

Also known as: Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii ‘Zwerg’

Physalis franchetti Gnome
Physalis franchetti Gnome

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade or shade.

Sun or semi shade or shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a large area, especially good under trees.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.

How much moisture:


Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 20 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 1 plant per square metre.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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