Physalis alkekengi /Chinese Lantern
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A section of the plant with many hanging lantern fruit
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Determine Your Zone
2- 5 feet
2 -3 feet
Sun, Part Sun
Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
A small white flower in summer is followed by a green pea-like fruit which is encased with a papery cover which turns orange-red as the fruit inside ripens. Chinese lantern is a fast growing, aggressive plant and should not be used in borders where it can take over an area quickly. It can be grown in a tub or large container where it can not spread. A deer resistant plant.
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