Physalis alkekengi 'Franchetti'

Chinese Lantern


Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses, Inc.

  • Bright orange-red seed pods resembling lanterns
  • Mature in the fall, reseeds
  • Great used in dried arrangements
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Garden
Garden
Vigorous
Vigorous
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Spring
Spring
Average Water
Average Water



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full-part sun.  Prefers well drained, light soil.


Height: 24 in
Spacing: 18 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Orange
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Border or Bed
  • Garden
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Edging
  • Vigorous

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Creeping/Ground Cover
  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water