PHYTOLACCA ACINOSA

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PHYTOLACCA ACINOSA

$4.00 / packet

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Description

A white flowering perennial plant with large oval shaped leaves and white flowers appearing in July to August which are much loved by nectar seekers. Unlike the native American Pokeberry, this species is not invasive and holds its flowers and berry clusters upright. The striking clusters of shiny, purple berries look like shiny black pearls and are much loved by birds. The mid green leaves have white veining and pink pigmentation, which only darkens in the flowering stems when berries are forming. It is tolerant of any type of soil.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.

Key Facts

Common name:Red-ink Plant, Indian Pokeweed, Phytolacca esculenta, Himalayan Pokeweed

Classification:Half hardy perennial

Height:1.2-2.0m

Packet Content:8 (Approx)

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