(2-3′) Franchetti Chinese Lantern is a striking relative of tomatillos that is easy to grow and makes a long lasting dried flower. Its small white flowers are followed by orange fruit encased in a papery, bright orange “lantern”. The orange “lantern” retains its color for a long time as a dried flower. The plants will spread by rhizomes and self seeding.
Perennial. Zones 3-9.
17,000 seeds/oz.; 7-14 days, 60-70ºF
Plant in full sun.