What is a Japanese lantern plant?

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"Japanese lantern" is one of the common names of the Physalis alkekengi plant. Another common name for this plant is the "Chinese lantern." Like the potato, Physalis alkekengi is a member of the nightshade family.

According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the fruit of the plant is edible, but is tasteless and not typically used in culinary applications. The paper-like pods of the Japanese lantern skeletonize, creating a dramatic lantern-like appearance that lends to its name. SFGate recommends growing the plants in moist, well-drained soil in an area that gets full sunlight and removing the dried out pods from the plant and growing bed to prevent it from self-seeding.

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1. Prepare the Japanese lantern's new location. Use a shovel or garden tiller to loosen the soil in a 4-foot diameter circle around the planting site to a depth of 10 inches. Remove
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1. Find a mold for your lantern. Unless you are exceptionally skilled at making wire forms, you’ll need a guide. If you want a rounded lantern, find an appropriately sized ball
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Spray paints and artist's fixative formulations or spray mount glue are the easiest way to coat the delicate veined surfaces of skeletonized Physalis husks. You can create effective
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Japanese Lantern Plant Care
Japanese lantern (Dicentra spectabilis) is an upright woodland plant that produces small red, lantern-shaped blooms every spring. The fernlike foliage is deep green. Japanese lantern, also known as fringed leaf bleeding heart, is a sturdy plant hardy to... More »
Difficulty: Easy
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