CHINESE LANTERN PLANT
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii "Gigantea"
Chinese Lantern Plants are choice additions to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Perennial plants are easy to grow in sun or light shade.
Chinese Lantern Plants grow 1-2 feet tall, produce extra large, extremely decorative seed cases which look like glowing, orange paper lanterns. Excellent fresh cut, they are easily dried; add pizzaz to winter arrangements. Can spread quickly, place Chinese Lantern Plants where they can be controlled. Good in large containers. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant CHINESE LANTERN PLANT Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 12-24 inches apart after all danger of frost.