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So not a ground cherry? And it's a pepper?
My mother grew these....love them!
My mother grew these also! Her plant has been around forever.
Love these & would love to find seed for a start...
these are actually NOT HOLLOW!!! Inside each lantern is a bright orangey red seed ~ these self sow and can become very invasive - though plants are easily pulled if you stay on top of them!!! Where I live on east coast of USA there is also a small winged critter that often eat the leaves of the plant and they can become very unsightly!
Chinese Lantern Plant
Chinese lantern plant.
Chinese Lantern Plant!
Chinese Lantern Flowers
Chinese money plant