Sambucus Nigra 'Black Frills'

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Sambucus Nigra 'Black Frills'

$3.78 / packet

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Description

Seeds collected from the very best cultivars of the dark, narrow leaved forms of the fragrant-flowered elder such as 'Black Lace'. Seedlings will vary, with less than half having dark or very dark foliage, and pink or dark pink flowers. It is very important indeed to remember that many green seedlings will turn darker as the plants mature through the summer in their first year, so do not discard all green-leaved seedlings.

Sowing Advice

Seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. Sow into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of year, cover to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; seed tray is best left in a cool protected spot and kept moist. Seeds usually germinate in spring, regardless of when sown. It is very important to remember that many green seedlings will turn darker as the plants mature through the summer in their first year, so do not discard all green-leaved seedlings.

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Key Facts

Family:Caprifoliaceae

Common name:Black leaved elder, Sambucus nigra

Classification:Hardy shrub

Height:1.2-3.0m

Packet Content:50+ (Approx)

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