Chinese Lantern Plant
a.k.a. Strawberry Ground Cherry
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii 'Gigantea'
Chinese lantern plant is a choice addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. The perennial plants are easy to grow in sun or light shade.
Chinese lantern plant grows 1-2 ft. tall, produces extra large, extremely decorative seed cases which look like glowing orange paper lanterns. Seed cases are excellent fresh cut, and easily dried. They add pizzaz to your winter arrangements.
Chinese lantern plants can spread quickly, place them where they can be controlled. Grows well in large containers. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Growing 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 seedlings 12-24 in. apart after all danger of frost.
Chinese Lantern Plant cold tolerance: Chinese lantern plant is a winter hardy perennial to USDA zone 3: -40 to -35°F.
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We guarantee all the seeds we sell for one full year from the date of purchase. If you are unsatisfied with any seeds purchased from Swallowtail Garden Seeds, we will issue a refund. For customers in the U.S., we can send one-time replacements or issue a refund.