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Chinese Lanterns

Chinese Lanterns

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Produces fiery orange fruit resembling the tissue paper globes called Chinese Lanterns. A unique spot of color for borders and bouquets or dried arrangements. Hardy and easy to grow.

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Light: Full sun to partial shade
Height: 18-24"
Deer Resistant
Bloom Time: Midsummer
Size: Potted
Zones: 3 to 9

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Chinese Lanterns Product Details

Botanical Name: Physalis alkekengi
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 18" - 24", upright and bushy
Spread: 20" - 24"
Spacing: 18" - 20"
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Foliage Type: Ovate, up to 5" long, mid green
Flower Form: 1" - 1 1/2" wide carried in the leaf axils
Flower Color: White with yellow stamens
Flowering Date: Mid summer
Planting Requirements: Set at the same level it is at in the container, firm and water in thoroughly
Soil Requirements: Humus-enriched so it retails moisture.
Growth Rate: Fast once established, which takes 2 -3 weeks
Unique Characteristics: Grown for its fiery orange fruits which resemble the tissue paper Chinese Lanterns, hence the name. The loose, pendulous clusters of these attractive fruit create a wonderful and unique spot of color in the late summer and fall border. They have long been valued for bouquets and dried flower arrangements and are just beginning to be appreciated for their role in the garden. Easy to grow and extremely hardy. Plenty of water and fertilizer will produce the largest and richest-colored fruit.
Pruning: None
Additional Information: Vigorous spreader. Give plenty of room to grow.
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Takes over the garden Review by Cindy - Weatherly, PA
Posted on 2014-08-17 12:52:27

Last fall, I received just one order of this plant for a border garden in front of the house. It has spread to an area of approx. 4ft. x 4ft. and has taken over the garden. This is one of the few new plantings that survived the severe winter of 2013-2014 and I now wish it would not have survived. We will be removing it from the border garden and spraying to kill all of the roots. It is a prolific spreading plant and should be planted where you don't care if it gets out of control. I would NOT recommend.




Beware Review by Sandy - Haycock, PA
Posted on 2013-05-06 11:19:14

They will take over like CRAZY. Be careful where you plant it because you'll never get rid of them. They are pretty though.




Very pretty Review by CarolJoy Madsen - Wabash, IN
Posted on 2012-12-31 09:20:21

Yes, they do take over. I plant them in big planter and dig hole for the planter to go into leaving 2 inches of pot above ground. This stops the plant from taking over your garden. They are very pretty and colorful. Always wear gloves when planting.




Chniese Lanterns Review by CarolJot Madsen - Somerset, IN
Posted on 2012-11-09 14:33:03

Very Pretty. Yes they can take over. I 've put mine in a plastic planter. With planter above ground. I stop it where it is.



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The Chinese Lanterns Plant is a herbaceous perennial plant renowned for vigorous growth and luscious, hot orange fruit pleasing to the eye. The name was given because it looks like tissue paper Chinese lantern globes. Botanically known as the Physalis Alkekengi plant, deep orange fruits appear in mid-summer, providing lots of distinctive orange color through late summer and fall.

Chinese Lanterns Plants creates a great garden border color spot spreading from 20 inches to two feet while spaced around 18-to-20 inches apart. Plant them at the same level in the ground as they were in their container. Water them into the soil thoroughly for best growing effects. Be sure to give these beauties plenty of room to grow for they spread quickly across a garden's borders, adding a tremendous, unique splash of color to landscape palettes. This exotic yet accessible perennial grows best in most areas that offer partial shade to full sun. Since the plant is enriched with hummus, it retains moisture well. The plant grows fast once established, so expect loads of beautiful, fiery orange flowers to bloom in two or three weeks. The loose Physalis alkekengu plant blooms are well-established as bouquets and dried flower arrangements. Since it is easy to grow and maintain, the hardy herbaceous perennial plant is becoming ever more popular in gardens and landscapes. Add lots of fertilizer and water and behold an awesome, vigorously spreading bushy sensation with white flowers and yellow stamens for years to come.



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