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Chinese Lantern (Seeds)

Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii

Hardy Perennial

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Small cream summer flowers are followed by bright orange lanterns in autumn. An easy perennial to grow, ideal in full sun borders, and great in dried displays. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 90cm (36").

Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35in)

Hardy Perennial

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1 packet (110 Chinese lantern seeds) (TKA53943)

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.
  • Place seed on the surface of a free draining, damp compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
  • Seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20°C (59-68F) until after germination which can take 1-6 months. Do not exclude daylight as this helps germination.
  • Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle, into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 60cm (24in) apart.
  • Autumn sowings can be overwintered for planting next spring.
  • For drying, cut stems when the lanterns start to show colour, hang upside down in a light airy position.

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