Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' dislikes very wet soils with frequent standing water.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' can suffer from some die-back after severe cold weather.
Flowering Period: June - September.
Flower Colour: Claret red and white.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Medium sized, branching shrub with arching stems if left unpruned.
Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
Notes: Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' can be pruned hard in early spring to reduce the end size and encourage new growth. It will have a better shape if sheltered from strong winds.