Chinese Lantern Seeds - Physalis Alkekengi Flower Seeds

Chinese Lantern Seeds

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Chinese Lantern (Physalis Alkekengi) - Chinese Lantern flower seed produces an ornamental flower that has an orange seed pod that looks like glowing orange paper lanterns. Physalis Alkekengi perennial plants have white flowers in the summer that will be replaced by green seed pods that will eventually turn orange or red in the early fall.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4- 8

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer and fall

BLOOM COLOR

White turning to orange

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Average to moist soil, pH 6.2 - 7.4

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Physalis Alkekengi

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16 inch

SOWING RATE

3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

Excellent Feature Flower

Chinese Lantern flowers are truly a marvel, and the dried flower pods can be used for various decorations and crafts even after the growing season has passed!

Excellent Feature Flower

Novelty Flower

How to Grow

Chinese lantern seeds can be started both indoors and directly outdoors. If starting indoors, sow the seeds into starter trays or small pots 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost of the season. Lightly cover with soil, and lightly cover with 1/16th inch of soil. If starting these seeds directly outdoors, wait until all danger of frost has passed, then sow seeds into a prepared seedbed. Sow 3 seeds per plant, and leave 24 inches of space between each plant site. Keep seeds moist until germination, which will occur in 2-4 weeks under proper conditions.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: average w' pH 6.2-7.4
  • Sowing rate: 3 seeds per plant
Novelty Flower

Plant Specifications

Chinese lantern is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 4 through 8. True to its name, its flower pod closely resembles a Chinese paper lantern. Chinese lantern is a particularly aggressive spreader.

  • Bloom color: orange
  • Bloom season: summer and fall
  • Plant height: 24 inches

Chinese Lantern (Physalis Alkekengi) - Chinese Lantern flower seed produces an ornamental flower that has an orange seed pod that looks like glowing orange paper lanterns. Physalis Alkekengi perennial plants have white flowers in the summer that will be replaced by green seed pods that will eventually turn orange or red in the early fall. Chinese Lantern plants are often grown for drying as the orange seed pods dry well and can also be used in dried floral arrangements. The Chinese Lantern plants are known for their rhizomes which spread. Many gardeners recommend confining its growth so that it does not become too aggressive. Another common name for Chinese Lantern is Strawberry Ground Cherry.

Chinese Lantern seeds can be planted indoors 6 - 8 weeks before in the end of frost season. Using starter trays or small pots, lightly cover the flower seeds with soil. Or, once danger of frost has passed, the Physalis Alkekengi seeds can be started directly outdoors, leaving 24 inches between plants. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination.

ABOUT
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

8 - 11

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring to mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow to purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Very adaptable - sandy to clay, pH 5.1 - 6.0

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 20 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16 inch

SOWING RATE

3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Cape Gooseberry

Excellent Feature Flower

Chinese Lantern flowers are truly a marvel, and the dried flower pods can be used for various decorations and crafts even after the growing season has passed!

Excellent Feature Flower

Novelty Flower

How to Grow

Chinese lantern seeds can be started both indoors and directly outdoors. If starting indoors, sow the seeds into starter trays or small pots 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost of the season. Lightly cover with soil, and lightly cover with 1/16th inch of soil. If starting these seeds directly outdoors, wait until all danger of frost has passed, then sow seeds into a prepared seedbed. Sow 3 seeds per plant, and leave 24 inches of space between each plant site. Keep seeds moist until germination, which will occur in 2-4 weeks under proper conditions.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: average w' pH 6.2-7.4
  • Sowing rate: 3 seeds per plant
Novelty Flower

Plant Specifications

Chinese lantern is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 4 through 8. True to its name, its flower pod closely resembles a Chinese paper lantern. Chinese lantern is a particularly aggressive spreader.

  • Bloom color: orange
  • Bloom season: summer and fall
  • Plant height: 24 inches

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis Peruviana) - Start Cape Gooseberry seed to grow this perennial plant that produces golden colored berries. Physalis Peruviana, commonly referred to as Cape Gooseberry, grows to approximately 2 feet tall and is is hardy to zone 8 but is frost tender. Cape Gooseberry plants are in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees and wind.

Cape Gooseberry, or also called Goldenberry or Peruvian Ground Cherry, will grow in a wide range of soils from light sandy soils to heavy clay soils. Goldenberry plants prefer soil types that are well-drained. Even if the soil is nutritionally poor, Cape Gooseberry will still grow well, and it prefers acidic soil. Physalis Peruviana is very adaptable and can grow in full sun to partial shade.

Start Cape Gooseberry seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Cover the seeds with 1/16 inch of soil and keep the Physalis seeds moist. Transplant when temperatures are warm (after tomatoes are set out). The berries will ripen from green to golden yellow when ripe, and they will drop in their husks ready to be collected. Cape Gooseberry is known for its golden yellow, berries. You can use these fruits raw or cooked in pies, cakes, jellies, jams and as a raisin substitute also not as sweet. Goldenberry is considered to have a delicious bitter-sweet flavor.

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