Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry (Physalis alkekengii)

Spokane Valley, WA(Zone 5b)

Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry
Physalis alkekengii

Color transitions in early August 2005, Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b)

Thumbnail by TuttiFrutti
Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Great picture and perfect for the database!

Schenectady, NY(Zone 5a)

Just to be sure of what I have here: P. alkekengi appears not to have felted foliage, right? cuz what I grew last yr from purchased seed, labelled "chinese lantern" was definitely felted, with cream colored bloom, w/ 5 maroon semicircle splotches around center. Think it was P. peruviana from what I've read. Want to be clear, ahead of mine emerging, may need to go get the real thing, I want the lanterns! Here in upstate NY, I have one in one of pots brought in and wintering over under lights. Any clarification, welcome, thanks.

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