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Physalis alkekengi

Chinese lanterns

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  • Physalis alkekengi | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Physalis alkekengi (Chinese lanterns). This species produces insignificant white flowers in the summer they are followed by round, bright red-orange seed pods. They will grow in sun or light shade and prefer well drained but moist soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Winter cherry, Bladder cherry

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Dried arrangements, cutting

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer moist, well-drained soil with a position in sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or by seeds in the spring or autumn.

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