Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii 'Gigantea' - Easy Grow RangeChinese Lantern

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Glowing lantern-shaped seed heads in autumn

Provides superb late-season colour

Fabulous as a cut flower either fresh or dried

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Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 90cm (36in)

Hardy Perennial

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Description

Our Easy Grow range of flower, fruit and vegetable seeds have been specially selected for superb performance with minimum fuss! Perfect for beginner growers and experienced gardeners alike, these reliable varieties are easy to germinate and grow to maturity, delivering colourful blooms and bountiful crops with every packet you sow.


Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii 'Gigantea' is a real eye-catcher for late season interest. The large, orange, lantern-shaped seed heads stand out beautifully, glowing in the autumn sunshine. This easy to grow perennial makes a useful cut flower for adding texture and colour to fresh and dried flower arrangements. Perfect for cut flower gardens and cottage garden borders. Height and spread: 90cm (36”).

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1 packet (110 seeds) (81523)

Sowing
Sow in spring at 20C (70F) in a good seed compost. Sow seed on surface of compost and gently firm down compost. Keep soil damp but not wet. Sealingina polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination. Germination usually takes 21-30 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cooler conditions. Plant out in a reserve border and move to their final positions in autumn planting 60cm (24in) apart in ordinary well drained soil and sun.

More Info

To dry, cut the stems when the lanterns start to show colour and hang upside down in a light airy shed.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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