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Chinese Lantern Gigantea
 
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Chinese Lantern Gigantea (25 seeds) (GR125) $2.50
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Chinese Lantern Gigantea

         
 
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(Physalis franchetii) This lovely 2-foot perennial produces pretty seed pods, which are bright red-orange and look like glowing Chinese lanterns. Great as a fresh cut flower or dried for craft projects. So popular at farmers' markets, as every one just loves these. This variety is extra large and the berries inside the husk are edible when fully ripe; cook similar to a regular ground cherry. Fun to grow.

 
Chinese Lantern Gigantea
Overall Rating:
         
2.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

50.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
buffer
Location:
Sterling Heights, MI
Date:
October 13, 2014
          4.0
 
Chinese Lantern Gigantea
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy to use

What are the cons? none

Review:

In Michigan they are easy to grow and come back every year with little effort. I do not find them invasive as pulling them or just cutting them back controls them quite well. Great for dry flower,. arrangements.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By buffer 13 Oct 2014

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
anne
Location:
key west, FL
Date:
March 18, 2014
          1.0
 
invasive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? ..............................

What are the cons? ..............................

Review:

I believe Caroline is thinking of a different plant that grows in south Florida and the islands called Cerasee (Momordica Charanta). It is a vine and can cover everything. But it is a medicinal plant and food used in the islands. I belive some also call it bitter gourd.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By anne 18 Mar 2014

10 out of 40 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Caroline
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Date:
August 7, 2013
          1.0
 
INVASIVE
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? NONE

What are the cons? Very, very invasive

Review:

These plants will spread like wild fire and take over everything. Their vines will choke out anything they can cling to. They are considered a noxious weed down here in S. Florida and I would NEVER purposefully plant them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Caroline 7 Aug 2013

30 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DaBadMan
Location:
Southeast, LA
Date:
July 18, 2013
          5.0
 
Review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy and fun to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

The seeds germinated very well and the plants grew without any issues at all. Overall a great product and value as both ornamental and edible. Reviewers please review the PRODUCT not your personal VIEWS. Also practice responsible stewardship when gardening and species which could become invasive won't become invasive. Remember that MOST species of plants and animals have been released by careless people. Good stewardship is ALWAYS paramount when working with and around mother nature. Thanks for a great product exactly as described. =-)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By DaBadMan 18 Jul 2013

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Miss Kay
Location:
Johnstown, PA
Date:
July 7, 2013
          4.0
 
Fun to grow
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty border plant.

What are the cons? Don't have enough of them.

Review:

These were already growing on our property when we moved here. They are very pretty and I plan to plant more. Have just discovered they are edible and look forward to tasting them in the fall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Miss Kay 7 Jul 2013

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