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Phytolacca (Pokeberries) & Rivina (Bloodberry)

Inkeberries, Pokeberries, Pigeonberries and Bloodberries make fast growing annual shoots from a perennial rootstock. Several species form impressively tall stems within a single growing season. Shoots are covered with large fresh green to yellowish-green leaves and showy upright or pendulous racemes with white to rose flowers followed by most ornamental deep violet to almost black (Phytolacca spp.), respectively bright red (Rivina humilis) berries on sometimes nicely constrasting reddish stems. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded spot. The rootstock of the slightly more tender Rivina humilis needs some good winter protection (i.e. a dry mulch layer).
Seeds of winterhardy species are sowed flat from autumn to mid spring in any rich soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot outside. Transplant fleshy rhizomes in autumn as soon as foliage yellows.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.


Beside these winterhardy Phytolacca species we offer a tropical member (Ombú Tree) as well.
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Phytolacca acinosa (Indian Poke)

Phytolacca acinosa (Indian Poke)

150 (200)cm, Indian Poke is a medium sized and very showy member. It makes annual stalks with large, yellowish green leaves from a massive perennial rootstock. Several cone shaped, white inflorescences followed by decorative purple-black, glossy berries in summer. The stalks emerge in early spring. A heavy grower for virtually any rich, well drained soil in partial shade or full sun. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1547 € 2,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Phytolacca americana (American Pokeberry)

Phytolacca americana (American Pokeberry)

2 (4)m, American Pokeberry is a very large and decorative. fast growing species. Similar growing habit as the above, yet it makes much taller, losely branching stems from a massive perennial rootstock. Numerous cone shaped, white inflorescences followed by decorative purple-black and glossy berries at the end of summer till autumn. Stalks emerge in early spring and are fast growing to their size. For any rich, well drained soil in partial shade or full sun. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1548 € 1,99*
seed package
seed package (1,000 seeds)8793 € 45,00
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Phytolacca bogotensis (Papa Cimarrona)

Phytolacca bogotensis (Papa Cimarrona)

100 (200)cm, Papa Cimarrona is a South American, medium sized, fully winter hardy herbaceous perennial with pale rose inflorescences followed by showy, glossy black berries. Very fast growing with broadly lanceolate, glossy, dark green leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package4014 € 4,99
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Rivina humilis (Bloodberry)

Rivina humilis (Bloodberry)

70 (130)cm, Bloodberry is a medium sized species from Southern USA to South America. It makes annual stalks with mid green leaves and pendulous inflorescences followed by decorative bright red berries in summer. For any rich, well drained soil in partial shade. The rootstock of this sightly more tender species requires some good winter protection in colder regions (i.e. a dry mulch layer). VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8578 € 4,99