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Physalis alkekengi

Physalis alkekengi

Physalis alkekengi - A Unique and Decorative Perennial Physalis alkekengi, commonly known as Chinese Lantern, is a unique and decorative perennial that adds a distinctive touch to the garden with its bright orange, lantern-like seed pods. Perfect for borders, cottage gardens, and dried flower arrangements, Chinese Lantern brings both beauty and interest to various garden settings. The standout feature of Physalis alkekengi is its vibrant orange seed pods that resemble miniature lanterns. These striking pods appear in late summer to autumn, following the small, white flowers that bloom in summer. The seed pods are not only visually appealing but also make excellent additions to dried floral arrangements. The green, heart-shaped foliage provides a lush backdrop for the bright lanterns, adding to the plant's decorative appeal. Caring for Physalis alkekengi is straightforward, making it suitable for gardeners of all experience levels. Plant Chinese Lantern in well-drained, moderately fertile soil and ensure it receives plenty of sunlight, though it can also thrive in partial shade. Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. To maintain a tidy appearance and prevent unwanted spreading, cut back the stems after the seed pods have matured and collected for drying. In late autumn, a light mulch can help protect the plant through winter. With its low maintenance needs and unique seed pods, Physalis alkekengi is a wonderful addition to any garden, providing long-lasting visual interest and attractive dried arrangements. Common Name: Chinese LanternLatin Name: Physalis alkekengiSoil: Well-drained, moderately fertile soilPosition: Full sun to partial shadeFlowering Period/Colour: Summer; small, white flowersHardiness: Hardy perennialEventual Height/Spread: 60-90 cm height; 30-45 cm spreadSpecial Feature: Unique, bright orange lantern-like seed pods; excellent for borders, cottage gardens, and dried arrangements

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