Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry (Physalis alkekengii)

Spokane Valley, WA(Zone 5b)

Chinese Lantern Plant, Strawberry Ground Cherry
Physalis alkekengii

Closeup of emerging seedlings in late April 2005, Spokane Valley, WA

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Colona, IL

Hey this says its chinese lantern plant, strawberry ground cheryy is that just another name for the plant or is this? Im confused, the reason I ask is I planted Lanterns in my garden last year they did great. This year

Colona, IL

somethine grew back that looks just like this pic, and I have been pulling them thinking they were weeds :( I have sinned!.... I think

Spokane Valley, WA(Zone 5b)


These were planted once in a small area, and they flourish on their own - to the point of having to pull them from outside of where they were wanted. I imagine that if you didn't pull up all of the seedlings, you'll still get a fine show. They're so lovely later in the season!

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