Botanical Name: Physalis alkekengi
Native: Asia and Europe
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-9
Plant Dimensions: 12″–24″ tall
Variety Information: Flowers are small, white and star-shaped, with calyces that enlarge and change from green to red-orange in late summer/fall
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in summer up to 2 months before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 20–25 days
Seed Depth: ⅛”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–18″
Thinning: When 4″ tall, thin to 12″–18″ apart