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PlantFiles Pictures: Chinese Lantern Plant (Physalis alkekengii)

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(Zone 4b)

August 30, 2002
6:47 PM

Post #42055

Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry
Physalis alkekengi

Physalis franchettii Gigantea 30.8.2002

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Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2002
7:34 PM

Post #342358

This stuff can be like a weed here, the underground runners go everywhere.
(Zone 4b)

August 30, 2002
7:35 PM

Post #342363

It is a weed in my garden!
Portland, OR
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2010
11:12 PM

Post #7554540

Wow. I'm glad I went out here to read about this plant. I just bought seeds thinking it looked like an interesting ornamental. Maybe I'll try it in a pot. Thanks.
Brookeville, MD

July 21, 2010
6:56 AM

Post #7985375

I have a plant like this in my garden but the lanterns never turn orange. It has a long thin root, not runners. Any idea what it could be?
United Kingdom

July 8, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8680025

I bought one last year and this year i have already given away over 20 Physalis plants to 5 diff friends n family. as i have container garden, luckily for me they sprouted up in the same planters only (via roots). Heres a pic of one i have in an old fireside coal bucket which the chunks of coal and charcoal that i left at the bottom for drainage seems to boost the foliage and colours. Out of al that i have, only this one seems excellent. The others are in normal pots n planters and they doing ok.

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