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'Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern)

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom Gb

I think I may have read somewhere that these plants prefer an alkaline based soil, can anyone let me know if this is true?



My RHS book says 'any well-drained soil', Andrea.

15 Jan, 2009


Several of these near where I live and we have clay soil so I agree with Spritzhenry

15 Jan, 2009


My soil is acid and they are growing quite happily so I don't think it's too much of an issue

16 Jan, 2009


They grow anywhere like a weed!

16 Jan, 2009

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