Chinese Lanterns - Physalis franchetti - 100 seeds

A strong growing herbaceous perennial, best known for the orange seed pods produced in autumn. Sun or part shade, any good soil.

  • Good for drying
  • Hardy Perennial
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Borders, Containers, Pot Plants
  • Height: 24 inches (60cm)


Sowing Instructions:

Sow from February to April on to the surface of moist seed compost in a seed tray or shallow pot and cover with approximately 3mm of sieved compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or cover with polythene to maintain humidity. Keep at 18 to 20c and germination should take place within 7 to 10 days. Maintain a temperature of 10 to 15c after germination, in a well lit position avoiding direct sunlight. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 3" pots and grow on in a greenhouse or sheltered spot. Once established, plant in final position and do not allow to dry out for the first few weeks.

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