Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern - Seeds & Bulbs

Chinese Lantern
(Physalis alkekengi)

Chinese Lantern is a very popular plant in dried arrangements, and for good reasons. They have brilliant color, unique shape, are easy to grow, and last a long time. A striking addition to fall/winter decorations, as well as late summer color for borders, beds and containers. Also called Winter Cherry. Often grown as an annual.

Average Count: 90

Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 1' to 2'
Exposure: Full Sun or light shade

When to Sow Outside: After all danger of frost has passed and up to 8 weeks before first frost. Best started outside in late summer.
When to Sow Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/4 "
Seed Spacing: 3" to 6"
Days to Emerge: 20 to 25
Thinning: When 4" tall thin to 2' apart

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