winter cherry


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winter cherry

(wint'er)
A medicinal herb (Physalis alkekengi) that is a member of the nightshade family and native to Eurasia. Its berries are toxic in large doses. It is used in alternative and complementary medicine as an anxiolytic and antidepressant. Synonym: Indian ginseng.

winter cherry,

n See ashwagandha.
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Winter cherry.

winter cherry

solanumpseudocapsicum.
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The two species of Winter Cherry, Solanum capsicastrum and pseudocapsicum, originate from South America and grow into small perennial shrubs up to 60 cm (2') high.
Winter cherry is similar in size to the capsicums while Jerusalem cherry is larger with bigger, brighter berries.
This stunning winter cherry or Solanum has bushy evergreen foliage and orange berries until New Year, then in summer expect starry, white flowers.
Winter jasmine, winter cherry and Viburnum are in blossom and many bulbs are poking through the ground.
ADRIENNE SAYS: Suitable plants include cinerarias; calceolarias, multi-coloured primroses, bulbs such as hyacinths and miniature daffodils; winter cherry (Solanum capsicastrum); cyclamen; heather (Erica hiemalis); Christmas cactus (schlumbergera) and winter pansies.
Herbalists also recommend drinking teas containing the following three times a day: cinnamon, cramp bark, ginger, ginseng, lemon balm, lady's mantle, motherwort, vervain, and winter cherry.
In mild areas you can add bright patches of colour to your display using the winter cherry or solanum which bears yellow and orange fruit and also many of the polyanthus.
SOW some primula and winter cherry seeds now, for brightening up the greenhouse - and the home.
They may not be edible (in fact they're highly poisonous) but the fruits of the winter cherry, Solanum capsicastrum, will brighten up your living room.