Red Chinese Lantern Seeds

Vividly colored, orange-red, lantern-shaped fruits.

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$2.95

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Chinese Lanterns are largely grown for their vividly colored, orange-red, lantern-shaped fruits that can be cut and dried and used in bouquets. They are so easy to grow, thriving in almost any soil, sun or shade. Ideal for cottage garden borders, Chinese Lanterns “bloom” in late summer. They can spread quickly, so place them where they can be controlled. Good in large containers and fun to grow!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Physalis alkekengi
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 10-12 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage Grown for Foliage
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored, Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing, Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25