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Physalis (Hardy species)

Lantern Flowers, with perennial rhizomatous root system and annual flowering stalks. Good ground-covering plants, which may need to be reduced from time to time. Yellow flowers are later followed by a 'lantern' (=inflated calyx), containing one bright colored, round berry (not edible).
Sow flat in spring to early summer in any soil in a sunny spot.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern)

Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern)

50 (70)cm, Chinese Lantern is native to the Andes in South America and was introduced into Europe in 1548. It makes whitish-green flowers followed by a highly ornamental, orange inflated calyx and a bright orange fruit inside (not edible). Easily cultivated in an rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1546 € 1,99
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii

Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii

40cm, a variety with shorter stems, more arrow shaped leaves and an elongated round bright orange inflated calyx, with an acute tip and with a smaller orange berry (not edible). For any rich soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2018 € 3,99
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii f. bunyardii

Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii f. bunyardii

30 (40)cm, a showy perennial with inconspicuous flowers followed by a most ornamental, inflated, bright orange calyx which is slightly more elongated than in the typical form of franchetii. The lampions are excellent cut flowers and are used in dry flower arrangements. The berry inside is not edible. Easily grown in any humus rich, always slightly moist soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5195 € 4,99