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Chinese Lanterns by Yoruichi-Takashi

Chinese Lanterns by Yoruichi-Takashi

Chinese Lantern (physalis alkekengi) is a fascinating plant. First, there are little white flowers that develop into fruit protected by larger, papery pods – green at first, but later becoming bright orange, perfectly resembling little Chinese Lanterns ~ it is an aggressive vining plant though.

Beautiful, but be careful!

Chinese Lantern (physalis alkekengi) is a fascinating plant. First, there are little white flowers that develop into fruit protected by larger, papery pods – green at first, but later becoming bright orange, perfectly resembling little Chinese Lanterns

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Physalis Alkekengi: Red Lantern Plant or Winter Cherry. A beautiful plant; but can be an invasive weed in some areas; take caution where planting seeds, as once they start, you'll always have them.

Chinese Latern Plant...my grandmothers favorite plant! It will always remind me of her.

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Just got one of these for my garden :) Chinese Lantern Plant: herbaceous perennial plant

Caring For Chinese Lanterns: Tips For Growing Chinese Lantern Plants - If you see a resemblance between Chinese lanterns (Physalis alkekengi) and tomatillos or husk tomatoes, it’s because these closely related plants are all members of the nightshade family. The spring flowers are pretty enough, but the real delight of a Chinese lantern plant is the large, red-orange, inflated seed pod from which the plant gets its common name.

Chinese Lantern Information: How To Care For A Chinese Lantern

The delight of a Chinese lantern plant is the large, red-orange, inflated seed pod from which the plant gets its common name. Get tips on caring for these plants with the info found in this article.

Winter baubles by Mandy Disher on 500px

Physalis, chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi, or the Chinese lantern, dries during spring. Once it is dried, the bright red fruit is seen.

While the bell flowers look pretty in the summertime, the colorful pods make this ornamental plant so popular. Physalis alkekengi (a.k.a. Chinese Lantern) requires little fuss, but it'll spread quickly if left to its own devices. Click through for more of the best fall flowers and plants.

25 Fall Flowers and Plants for an Autumn Garden

Chinese lantern, Physalis alkekengi, is grown less for its summer flowers than for the papery red lanterns enclosing orange-scarlet berries that appear in fall.

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