There are so many landscaping plants choices. One that you can try is with Chinese lantern landscaping plants. With their bright red, papery husks that take the place of tiny, white flowers, Chinese Lanterns are interesting and easy-to-grow plants that will provide a bright spot in the landscaping area. Chinese Lantern, known botanically as Quincula lobata, is a flowering perennial member of the nightshade family and related to the petunia and potato. It produces dramatic blue-purple and sometimes yellow blooms from April through September and grows with a low-spreading habit on underground rhizomes. It happily grows in stony, low-nutrient soils and is highly drought resistant. Its name is derived from the papery, Chinese lantern-shaped seedpods that it produces.