Physalis Chinese Lantern


Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi)  There is high value for this dried species in fall displays. In Japan, the seeds are used during the Bon Festival as offerings to guide the souls of the deceased. This plant spreads underground by rhizomes and should be contained in certain situations. Physalis is a close relative of the Cape Gooseberry but is not cultivated as a food crop. The fruit is tasteless and it should be noted that the unripe fruit and leaves are toxic if enough is ingested. 

 Light Requirement: Full Sun

Flowering Season: Summer

Mature Size:

  • Height: 24"
  • Spread: 24"

Zone: 3

Photos courtesy of Van Noort Bulb Co. & Florissa.

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