Chinese Lantern – Item #86


Papery orange lantern-shaped blossoms appear in late summer folllowing a late spring bloom of tiny white flowers. Chinese lantern spreads rapidly; consider planting it in a contained area.

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Additional information

Weight .3 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: barely cover

Spacing: 2″ (5cm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Thinning: 24″ (61cm)

Sow in a location with full sun, or light shade in hot areas. Start indoors eight weeks before last frost date. Seeds require some light to germinate. Keep young plants evenly moist and well weeded. Plants are slow to break dormancy in warm climates.

Plants spread by underground runners. Cut off runners in early spring to keep growth contained.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Physalis alkekengi

Height: 24″ (61cm)

Bloom Period: midsummer

Type: perennial