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Chinese Lanterns

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid Summer

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Chinese Lanterns

Unique variety produces fiery orange fruit resembling the tissue paper globes known as Chinese Lanterns. Hardy and easy to grow, this variety adds an attractive spot of color for borders and bouquets or dried arrangements. The inconsequential flowers in spring are white, but the fruit that follows is highly ornamental. As an aggressive grower, be sure to plant where it has room to spread.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NamePhysalis alkekengi
  • Ships AsNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread20 - 24 inches
  • Spacing20 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateMid Summer
  • Planting InstructionsDig hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNone as it is very hardy
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower Form1" - 1 1/2" wide carried in the leaf axils
  • Foliage TypeOvate, up to 5" long, mid green
  • Soil RequirementHumusy enriched so it retails moisture
  • PruningNone n/a
  • Additional InformationVigorous spreader. Give plenty of room to grow.
  • Unique CharactersticsA striking bi-colored reblooming iris with large, bold flowers in an unusual blend of bright yellow standards and maroon red falls. The yellow beards and lighter marking around the center of the petals gives an even more startling look to the flowers. A rare addition to a border or flower arrangement. This iris is an especially wonderful color combination for the late summer to early fall garden.
  • ShippedNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit18 - 24 inches
  • Growth RateFast once established which takes 2 -3 weeks
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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(2 customer reviews)
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Wonderful Garden Addition!
Jun 15, 2017
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These were great and bloomed as promised! However, they are VERY invasive! They seem to find their way into all of the other flower beds!
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Chinese Lantern
Jun 28, 2016
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I bought this at a great price. What impressed me, was that I received an e-mail when the item shipped,with an estimated arrival date, and the plant arrived in that time frame. Planted it, and within a matter of days,I knew I had a healthy plant...a totally positive experience all the way, and I will definitely buy from Spring Hill again.
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