The Red Lantern


The Chinese Lantern plant! It has always fascinated me as it gets more interesting as it ages, like good wine! The proper name is “Lampionplant” from the Physalis – Philadelphica family. It is regarded as a symbol of life within Death. (not after death) I love the colour and the intricate patterns that it makes as the seed casing withers.  This size is good when you have a long space that can’t take a wider painting. I think she is quite at home in the garden when I took her out!