Chinese Lantern Seeds

Chinese Lantern Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.79
1 Ounce $23.09
1/4 Pound $57.79 ($14.44/ounce) 37% Savings
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  • The cute seed pods are perfect for dried floral arrangements
  • Unique addition to your colorful garden
  • Excellend for dried floral arrangements
  • Prefers full sun
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Orange
Growth Habit Spreading
Plant Height 24 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Pollinators
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Dried Flowers
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Chinese Lantern Seeds

Physalis alkekengi

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Also known as Strawberry Groundcherry, Bladder Cherry, Winter Cherrry, Japanese-Lantern

Sometimes known as Strawberry Ground Cherry, our Chinese Lantern features delicate flowers with the tell-tale orange seed pod that looks like a glowing orange lantern. As it can be aggressive, many gardeners recommend confining its growth. The pods dry well and are excellent in dried floral arrangements.

Planting Information

Planting Chinese Lantern Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 8-10 inches
Plant Height 24 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 Days
View our Chinese Lantern Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 254 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 18,000 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 72,000 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft

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