The popular hardy plant Physalis Alkekengi, with cheerful orange lanterns appearing in August, has a fascinating process of change. The plant fits nicely in pots, flower boxes, on the terrace or on the balcony and of course in every garden. Even indoors she feels at home for quite some time.
After the appearance of small creamy white, rather inconspicuous flowers, fast green lanterns form, which turn orange in August and show you the small wonders of nature. It is a fascinating process of change, from flower to lampion. The Physalis is a very hardy perennial and makes few demands. The lanterns are non-toxic, but not suitable for eating. If the lanterns feel dry, you can pick them and use them for both autumn and Christmas decoration.
Most species are around 80 cm to 1 meter high.
But the compact "Halloween" series does not exceed 50-60 cm.
The fruits will keep for a very long time, even till fall!