Physalis alkekengi Grown for its deep orange “lanterns,” the calyxes that surround the red fruits and hold their color when dried. Physalis is Greek for bladder, referring to these husks. May be sown indoors in warm place. Likes full sun. Dig out every three years to prevent invasion. Perennial, Zones 3-10. ~600 seeds/g. ③
4968 Chinese Lantern
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
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