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Tamus (Black Bryony or Ladies' Seal)

Black Bryony belongs to a monotypic genus with only one species. It is a fully winterhardy herbaceous perennial with large, perennial underground storage rhizomes from which fast growing annual vines emerge in spring. Tamus communis has only small, inconspicuous yellowish-green flowers, but it is an excellent foliage vine for its' heart-shaped, glossy leaves and bears numerous showy, bright red berries in late summer. It will easily grow in any rich, yet well drained soil in full sun to partial shade in the open garden. A very easy and adoptable species.
Sow from autumn to late spring in any rather sandy soil in a partially shaded place. Will germinate in early summer. Transplant dormant rhizomes in either autumn or early spring.
Please note, that all parts are poisonous if swollen.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
Price is given per package (10 seeds) or per dormant flowering-sized rhizome (length in cm).

Note: All rhizomes are available for a delivery within Europe only ! Seeds are shipped worldwide.
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Tamus communis (Black Bryony)

Tamus communis (Black Bryony)

150 (300)cm, Black Bryony is a fully winterhardy species with annual vines from a perennial, very large fleshy rhizome. It is native to southern and south-eastern Europe (Italy form), the Canary Islands (La Palma and Tenerife form), and the Eastern Mediterranean (Lebanon form), growing in partially shaded spots in fresh soils in woods or thickets. A fast growing, ornamental vine with ornamental, intense red berries (poisenous) in late summer. Populations throughout the Mediterranean usually have round berries, whereas those from the Canary islands tend to have slightly elongated, drop-shaped fruits with a small tip and slightly more leathery leaves. V-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cyprus)6653 € 2,99
(ex Cyprus)
seed package (ex Italy)1812 € 1,99*
(ex Italy)
seed package (ex Tenerife, Spain)8875 € 0,99*
seed package (ex Tenerife, Spain)
(ex Tenerife, Spain)
* 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.