Leycesteria formosa
Pheasant Berry
Type/Hardiness Perennial, Shrub, Hardy
Flowering period Summer-Autumn
Height 6ft/2m
Light preference Sun
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth , Barely cover
The stems of this most unusual-looking plant resemble bamboo and are a feature in the winter garden. However, they should be cut back hard in spring to encourage new, bushy growth. The flowers are small, appearing as nodding bunches surrounded by dark-maroon bracts, followed by reddish-brown berries which are not considered to be edible.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in winter, in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse, covering thinly with compost or vermiculite. Transfer seedlings individually to 3in pots and grow on, planting out when large enough.
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