Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

Unique seedpods are the stars of this perennial show.

Highly ornamental and striking, to boot, this perennial produces a bounty of small, white flowers in midsummer. But the real show begins later when charming inflated seedpods appear. Bright orange-to-red pods add a bold touch to containers, borders and presentation gardens. Fast growing and quite unique. (Pot not included)
  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    #1 plant
  • Zone

    3-9
  • Bloom Time

    Mid summer (July)
  • Height

    24 - 30 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Planter Friendly

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  • Botanical NamePhysalis alkekengi var. franchetii
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering TimeMid summer (July)
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorWhite flowers with yellow stames
  • Flower Form1 - 11/2" wide carried in the leaf axils
  • Foliage TypeOvate, up to 5" long, mid green
  • Growth RateFast
  • Height/Habit24 - 30 inches
  • Spread24 - 36 inches
  • Spacing24 - 36 inches
  • Planting InstructionsTop of plant should be just below soil level and 24-36" apart.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningNot needed

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Breck's times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs and bareroots arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America. To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window below.

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