Physalis alkekengi

£2.50

Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, Winter cherry. A vigorous spreading perennial growing 30-60 cm (1-2 ft) high of the potato family. The ripe fruits are orange-scarlet, borne inside a papery calyx or ‘lantern’, and are edible with a tomato-strawberry flavour. Bees like the flowers. Likes a reasonably well-drained site in full sun or part shade; hardy to -20ºC. Protect new growth from slugs. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 50.

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Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, Winter cherry. A vigorous spreading perennial growing 30-60 cm (1-2 ft) high of the potato family. The ripe fruits are orange-scarlet, borne inside a papery calyx or ‘lantern’, and are edible with a tomato-strawberry flavour. Bees like the flowers. Likes a reasonably well-drained site in full sun or part shade; hardy to -20ºC. Protect new growth from slugs. Stratification: ND