This attractive perennial is distinctive for its superbly flavoured fruits that are surrounded by balloon-like, papery calyxes that look like Chinese lanterns. The leaves are diamond shaped and white, and nodding cream flowers are borne from the middle of summer. It looks lovely when in flower and works well in slightly shaded positions. Great for adding interest to garden beds and a terrific supply of unusual fruits that can be eaten raw or made into jams or jellies and tastes like a mix between pineapples and strawberries. Can also be dried as a very tasty alternative to raisins which are also good baken in cakes.