Phytolacca Laka Boom
Attractive spikes of pink-red flowers show-up well against large, deeply-veined vivid green leaves on strong stems, and are followed by glossy black berries in the Autumn (these are not edible). A rapid-growing plant, it prefers full sun and moist soil but will tolerate some shade.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:Poke Weed; Joe Pye Weed, Indian Poke
Seeds / gram:180 (Approx)