– Winter Cherry, Lantern Plant, etc.
Grown for the sake, not of its flowers, but of
the seed-capsules which follow them, orange-red
bladders not unlike a Chinese Lantern, containing
seeds like small cherries.
There are two varieties, Physalis Alkekengi and
Physalis Franchetti, the latter having the larger
“lanterns”, the plant prefers a strong
It may be raised from seed sown in the open in
June and July, and transplanted to flower the
As it loses its top-growth during winter, a stick
should be set to mark the place of the roots.
See also : Winter