Chinese Lantern HEIRLOOM Seeds

Chinese Lantern HEIRLOOM Seeds

Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii

Item #1186

Perennial. 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 addition to fall/winter decorations, as well as late summer color for borders, beds and containers. Often grown as an annual. Perennial in USDA zones 2 and warmer.
Caution: Most parts of this plant are poisonous.

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms summer

1' - 2' tall

Days to Emerge:
20 - 25 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
3" - 6"

When 4" tall,
thin to 1
every 2'

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, or in summer up to 2 months before first fall frost.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.

Artist: Donna Clement

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