Also known as
Alkegengi, Bladder Cherry, Bladder Herb, Devil's Berry, Devil's Bladder, Japanese Lantern, Red Nightshade, Red Winter Cherry, Strawberry Tomato, Winter cherry
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5 years to reach maturity
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Chinese Lantern Overview
Alkekengi officinarum was previously known as Physalis alkekengi and is commonly known by the names Chinese Lantern and Bladder Cherry, amongst others. 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 prefers well-drained but moist soil.
How to propagate Chinese Lantern
You can propagate by division in the spring.
Seeds in the spring or autumn.
Other uses of Chinese Lantern
Dried arrangements, cutting