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Physalis ‘variety unknown’

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These plants grow in most soil types and do very well in poor soils and in pots.

Physalis ‘variety unknown’ | London, E13
Plant Size
12cm × 6cm

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Plant Finder: about the Physalis genus

Common names

Ground cherry, Chinese lanterns, Bladder herb, Husk tomato, Cape gooseberry

Description

Physalis genus (Ground cherry). This genus has about 80 species of annuals and perennials, most are clump forming and have upright leafy stems. The leaves are variable in shape there usually lance-shaped, oval or deltoid often with lobes or shallow toothed edges. The flowers are small and usually white or yellow blotched with purple. should be grow in sun or shade in well drained soil.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and they will prefer moist, well-drained soil with a position in sun or partial-shade.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their decorative, lantern-like calyces and fruits, produced in autumn. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.

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  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height0.6m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange, white yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

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