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Physalis alkekengi 'franchetti'

Chinese Lantern; Winter cherry, Bladder-cherry

ca$á3.45   
Seed count: 20-25   
Physalis alkekengi 'franchetti'
Physalis alkekengi 'franchetti'
Native Region: Europe, Asia, Japan
Zone Range: 05-08
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 20 January, 2013
Seed count: 20-25

Description:
This vigorous rhizomatous perennial has triangular leaves and bears tiny bell-shaped creamy white flowers followed by orange-scarlet berries enclosed in papery red calyces. Height and spread 36 inches. Can be invasive.

Cultivation:
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seeds in spring into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite. Place in a cold frame or with protection at 18 degrees Centigrade (65 degrees F.). Germination takes 3-6 weeks cold or 7-14 days with warmth. Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Harvest Date: Sunday 20 January, 2013
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