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Chinese Lantern Seeds Physalis alkekengi

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Packet $4.25
1 Ounce $19.95
1/4 Pound $44.95 44% Notify Me
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  • Unique addition to your colorful garden
  • Excellend for dried floral arrangements
  • Prefers full sun

Product Description

Chinese Lantern Seeds

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Chinese Lantern Seeds
    Botanical Name:Physalis alkekengi
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Multi-Stemmed, Spreading Habit, Inflamed Orange Seed Pods
    Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Container Garden
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Height:24 inches
    Plant Spacing:8-10 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:400 mg
    Seeds per Pound:272, 300
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Chinese Lantern

    When to Plant Chinese Lantern Seeds

    Sow in the Spring after all threat of frost has passed - if there is a potential of frost, use a cold frame for this variety. In very warm zones, 8-10, Fall planting of Chinese Lanterns is also an option. You can also start them indoors, in late Winter or early Spring.

    Where to Plant Chinese Lantern Seeds

    Average, moist, well-draining soil is optimal for Chinese Lanterns. Richer soils may cause a faster spread than is ideal for this variety, so there are benefits to growing this in more moderate soil. Chinese lanterns prefer Full Sun, but will tolerate Partial Shade. However, in warmer climates, like zones 8-10, Partial Shade is better.

    How to Plant Chinese Lantern Seeds

    Sow your seeds directly onto the surface of the soil, and compress. Do not cover your seeds, as they will require sunlight to germinate. Chinese Lanterns are a prolific seeder,so keep that in mind as you select your site. This variety takes notoriously long to germinate, as long as 3-4 weeks.

    How to Care for Chinese Lantern

    It is essential you keep the soil moist for Chinese Lanterns. If the plants become leggy, it's alright to cut them back so they can start fresh. Once they die back at the end of the season, cut the growth back down all the way to the surface of the soil.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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