(Lantern plant)

What you need to know as a florist about the Physalis

  • Colourful splendour

    Physalis is available in different colours, such as orange, yellow and purple.

  • Stylish applications

    With its striking, paper-like lanterns, Physalis adds a playful and unique element to any setting, whether fresh or dried.

  • Symbolic meaning

    Physalis symbolises abundance, fertility and protection.

All about the Physalis

The bright orange lanterns of the Physalis, also known as lantern plant, add colour to your bouquet! The lanterns serve as a protective cover for the fruit inside.

The botanical name of the Lampion Plant 'Physalis' means bladder-shaped, referring to the lantern-shaped calyx with a berry inside. The actual flowers are white and don't represent much, but the orange lampions are irresistible!

The actual flowers are white and don't represent much, but the orange lampions are irresistible!

The lush flower stalks of the Physalis easily blow in all directions; wire mesh keeps them in place. In summer, the plants bloom with modest white flowers, which grow into lanterns as the season progresses. Slowly these turn from green to bright orange.

Sales inspiration for the florist

Physalis is a beautiful flower often used in autumn bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Physalis

There are several techniques you can apply to the Physalis. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Physalis. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Physalis, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

Inspiring stories from growers, florists and experts

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