A Cherry In Winter

by Sherry Riter in Flower

I love the look of a Chinese Paper Lantern as well as the soft glow of light that it casts in a room.

Image: source

There is an exotic flower that got its name from this unique and extravagant lantern. After the post On The Inside, Judy Harper said, “Beautiful post and beautiful flowers! Do you know the name of the flower that looks like a cherry enveloped in a netting heart? It is so delicate looking.”

The plant is the Chinese Lantern

According to Capital Gardens:

The Chinese Garden is a “Bright orange, papery, lantern-shaped calyces, several to each long stem. Much in demand for winter arrangements. Exotic-looking flowers. HP – Hardy perennial. Height 60cm (2′).

CULTURE: Sow February-March under glass or May-July in a cold frame or greenhouse. Flowers July-October the following year.

HINTS: Ideal for beds and borders, and for dried flowers. Prefers full sun.

Flowering/Fruiting Time: July-October”

You’ll be happy to know that it is also called ” Winter Cherry.”

Chinese Lantern plant
Image: Capital Gardens

Chinese Lantern gone to seed
Image: Flickr

Chinese Lantern gone to seed
Image: Carol Rawlings

Gorgeous isn’t it? What is your favorite flower?

I love Gardenias

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gail October 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

Stunning pictures!

I love purple cone flowers.


2 EmptyNester October 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm


I love Gerber Daisies.


3 Bossy Betty October 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Gorgeous pictures.

Lilacs are my favorite…..


4 Jessica October 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

Those pictures are absolutely beautiful!!!

I hope you are doing well!


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