Chinese Lantern


Chinese Lantern

Physalis alkekengi
Grown for its deep orange “lanterns,” the calyxes that surround the red fruits and hold their color when dried. Physalis is Greek for bladder, referring to these husks. May be sown indoors in warm place. Likes full sun. Dig out every three years to prevent invasion. Perennial, Zones 3-10. ~600 seeds/g.

4968 Chinese Lantern
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A: 1g for $3.00  
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B: 3g for $5.00  
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C: 9g for $10.00  
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Additional Information


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

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All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.