Orders placed today will ship on Tuesday, July 23rd. Thank you for your support.

Free shipping on U.S. orders over $60.

Shipping - $5.99 U.S. | $13.99 Canada | $15.99 International

2024 Seed Catalog

Chinese Lantern Plant - Physalis alkekengi
Best Seller


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.

Chinese Lantern Plant seeds cannot ship to Canada.
75 seeds - $3.99

Growing Chinese Lan­tern Plant Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

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.

Shipping Information

U.S. Shipping Rates

Free shipping on U.S. orders over $60.00.
Free priority shipping on U.S. orders over $150.00.

Standard U.S. shipping is $5.99.
Priority U.S. shipping is $9.99.

International Shipping Rates

Shipping to Canada is $13.99.
International shipping to all other countries is $15.99.

Satisfaction Guarantee

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.

⬆︎ Back to Top ⬆︎