PHYSALIS alkekengi var. franchetii 'Zwerg'

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PHYSALIS alkekengi var. franchetii 'Zwerg'

Dwarf Chinese Lantern
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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Species originates Western Asia to Japan
Special Features: Papery orange lanterns on a compact plant. Good container plant, great dried, in bouquets.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: medium green, undulate
Growth Habit: upright, erect / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.78571 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
560
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late spring - late summer
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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