A close but much rarer relative of the "Chilean Lantern Tree" predictably from the cold country of Patagonia! Pretty sprays of fragrant, frilly white bell-shaped flowers appear in late summer followed by red locket-like seed-pods, which persist into late autumn.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
Common name:White lantern tree, Lily of the valley tree