Native Region: North America to Mexico
Phytolacca americana 'Variegata'
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 30 October, 2011
Seed count: 25-30
A tall, almost shrubby perennial with lance-shaped variegated green leaves, this plant creates a striking garden feature with its upright spikes of purplish pink flowers in late summer, followed by closely packed clusters of black berries. Berries are toxic if ingested. Height to 10 feet; spread 3 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers at 13-18 degrees Celsius in early spring. Grow on in any good well drained but moist garden soil, rich in organic matter.