Chinese Lantern Seeds


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Chinese lantern, also known as winter cherry, is a very popular plant for dried arrangements, and for good reasons—brilliant color, unique shape, easy to grow, and long-lasting. A striking backdrop to fall/winter decorations, as well as late summer color for borders, beds, and containers. Though perennial in USDA zones 3–9, it is often grown as an annual because it heartily spreads by self-sowing or by underground roots. Caution: Most parts of this plant are toxic if ingested.
$1.89 150 mg

Botanical Name: Physalis alkekengi

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Asia and Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-9

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall

Variety Information: Flowers are small, white and star-shaped, with calyces that enlarge and change from green to red-orange in late summer/fall

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in summer up to 2 months before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 20–25 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–18"

Thinning: When 4" tall, thin to 12"–18" apart

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I love these flowers! Their so unique, but also filled with beauty
Ryan Manning

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I am very impressed with the quality of the seeds and the professional service provided by Botanical Interests. The unusual collection of plants at affordable prices makes you my "go to" for experiments with what will grow in my area.

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