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Physalis franchetii 'Gigantea'

Physalis franchetii 'Gigantea'

Also known as Chinese Lanterns, this herbaceous perennial has attractive bright orange lantern shaped seed heads that appear in autumn. Ideal plant for a container display, great end of year interest and goes well with Heucheras.

Price: 23.50 (Excluding VAT at 20%)

Unit Description:

50 Plants / Tray

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Flowering Time:

August - October

Height x Spread:

70 x 70 cm

Available to Order:

February - August

Recommend Sales:

May - October

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Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

Also known as Chinese Lanterns, this herbaceous perennial has attractive bright orange lantern shaped seed heads that appear in autumn. Ideal plant for a container display, great end of year interest and goes well with Heucheras.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with moist soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

A great plant as an eyecatcher in the border or for the cutting garden. The edible, orange seed heads add extra interest in the Autumn.

Accreditations /
Awards:

New to the Catalogue

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

70 x 70 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Autumn

Flower Colour:

white

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

August - October

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Raised Bed

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

Can withstand winter conditions in well protected gardens, but will die down and re-emerge in spring.

Plant Care:

CAUTION: Other than the fruit, all other parts of the plant are toxic.

Cultural Information

Family:

SOLANACEAE

Genus:

Physalis

Species:

franchetii

Cultivar:

Gigantea

Category:

Hardy Perennials

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

22 weeks over Winter

10 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

February - August

Recommended Sales Window:

May - October

Forecast Availability:

Sold Out Until Further Notice

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

Point of Sale Material:

XL 15cm (4)

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Whitefly

Common Diseases:

Powdery Mildew

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.

Qty Discounts Available

  • for orders over 50 trays + additional discounts when placed 16 weeks in advance

Min Order 10 Trays

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