This delightful woodland plant, a close relative to Lily of the Valley and also a rare native British wild flower, has smooth oval leaves, regularly spaced up the stem, with tubular, green-tipped, pendulous, perfumed white flowers. These appear in late spring in the leaf axils, the whole stem forming a most artistic and graceful arched cluster, black berries ripening in late autumn. Few seeds collected.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Packet Content:6 (Approx)