Leycesteria formosa seeds (Himalayan Honeysuckle)

$4.00

Pale pink tubular shaped flower gather in teired clusters between layers of purple-magenta coloured bracts on the stem tips. Blooms from June until frost

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Description

Pale pink tubular shaped flower gather in teired clusters between layers of purple-magenta coloured bracts on the stem tips. Blooms from June until frost in warmer climates or mid September in colder wetter climates of Zone 7. In Autumn, reddish berries ripen to a near black. Very edible and are usually taken by the birds before the kids can get them. Easy to grow. Flowers on new wood. Reaches 2m in height with nearly the equal spread. A subshrub in warm climates; perennial in colder (zone 7). Mulch in winter helps protect root crown)

  • Seed Count: 25-30
  • Collection Date: Oct 2020
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Height and Width: 2m x 2m
  • Germination test type: float
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae

How to germinate Leycesteria formosa seeds:

Seed needs light to germinate. Prepare a level sowing surface of equal parts sand and compost. Press seed into the surface. Mist well. Keep moist. A clear plastic cover greatly improves success. Will germinate in 30-60 days at 15-20 C.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 g

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