Caring For Chinese Lanterns: Tips For Growing Chinese Lantern Plants - If you see a resemblance between Chinese lanterns (Physalis alkekengi) and tomatillos or husk tomatoes, it’s because these closely related plants are all members of the nightshade family. The spring flowers are pretty enough, but the real delight of a Chinese lantern plant is the large, red-orange, inflated seed pod from which the plant gets its common name.
Do Not cut down Bulbous varieties (Dahlia's, Lilies,) Immediately after they are done blooming! These plants MUST put energy back into the bulb after a bloom. Leave the Foliage until it dies back and turns brown on its own. Then dig up if needed after the first frost. I had a heartbreaking loss of a Casa Blanca Lily and a beautiful Dahlia because I had cut back too early.