This page gives instructions on how to buy solanaceae seeds from David's Garden Seeds.
Chinese Lantern Solanaceae has reddish-orange lanterns that are nice in bouquets or as ornaments. Height 18". Frost tender.
The spring flowers are pretty enough, but the real delight of a Chinese lantern plant is the large, red-orange, inflated seed pod from which the plant gets its common name.
These papery pods enclose a fruit that is edible though not very tasty. While the leaves and unripened fruit are poisonous, many people like to make use of the pods in dried flower arrangements.
Seeds can be a bit fussy to germinate. Start them indoors in late winter or early spring. They need light in order to germinate, so lay them on top of the soil and place the pot in an area with bright but indirect light and temperatures between 70 and 75 F. Have patience with this plant, as it takes as long as a month for seedlings to emerge.
Latin Name: Physalis alkekengi
Blooms in 70 days
Flower Solanaceae Franchetti Chinese Lantern 50 Open-Pollinated Seeds
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