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
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Type/Hardiness Annual, Half hardy
Flowering period
Height 16-20in/40-50cm
Light preference Full sun/Part shade
Soil preference Moisture retaining
Sowing time/depth Spring, Shallow
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.
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