Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry (Physalis alkekengii)

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Common name: Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Physalis
Species alkekengii

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 11)

Beautiful picture!

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Thank you. Although nothing compared to your photos :) !

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 11)

Aww *blush* ^.^

Bowie, AZ(Zone 8B)

Thanks for the picture. I haven't been able to get the plant growing here. Going to try again next year.

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

It grows like a weed here :D

Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

Great photo evert! Shows color well! These can be invasive in Atlanta,GA too.

Jacksonville, IL(Zone 5a)

Great picture! The sun shining on them like that makes a fabulous shot!

Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

Beautiful picture! Can also be invasive in NW IA, but I still like them.

Mandeville, LA

Beautiful! Would you mind if I save the photo to be my Autumn screen saver?

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

No problem :)

Winnipeg, Canada

Just got a new macro lens on my camera and took this of one of the mayriad of CL's growing in my garden. Its October ('06) here and the plants are getting that wonderful orange colour. Don't know what to do with them, though. They get these tiny tomato-like fruits inside eventually. Any suggestions? Enjoy

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Oostburg, WI(Zone 5b)

If you like dried flower arrangements, just pick the stalks, put them in a vase inside to dry. The lanterns last forever and the colour stays quite bright too. (Happy Thanksgiving Day to you!) :)

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Well - mine are starting to bloom again! :| It has been quite a warm Autumn..

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