PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Oryza sativa 'Black Madras'|
|Ornamental Black Rice|
|Dynamic and much recommended, this ornamental rice adds a touch of the Orient, whether used in containers or to add accent in borders. The colour is a deep puple - almost black. Do ensure that adequate water is provided - rice, of course, grows with its feet in the water!|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Either sow direct from April onwards or in pots or modules under grass. Sow shallowly, as light us required for germaination (which usually takes 14-21 days), and ensure that soil/compost is kept moist, but not waterlogged at all times. Please note that the plants are green at first but will develop their true colour as they grow.|