Phytolacca americana ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Pokeweed) [10 Seeds]

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Germination Information: Seedlings of ‘Variegata’ are usually all variegated, but the amount and pattern varies from plant to plant.

I recommend these only for gardeners who are experienced with perennial seeds that require a cold-moist period to germinate. The easiest approach is to sow—about 1/4 inch deep—in fall to late winter, setting the container outdoors in a spot protected from mice so the seeds can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. (The winter-sowing method works well for germinating pokeweed seeds. Those I winter-sowed on December 25 started to sprout on April 13; your experience will likely vary.)

If you sow after February, plant the seeds in a pot and give it an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.

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Variegated pokeweed (known as either ‘Variegata’ or ‘Silberstein’) is a stunningly showy form of ordinary American pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), with cream-splashed and -speckled foliage on stout, reddish pink, 3- to 6-foot-tall stems. Its slender clusters of small, white flowers mature to black berries. Though the species American pokeweed is a US native, it tends to self-sow freely if not deadheaded, to the point of being considered invasive in some areas. It also has some toxic properties if eaten. So please, do more research before buying if you have any concerns about these potential issues and do not order these seeds if you have any doubts about them. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 4 or 5 to 10.

Collected in late October 2023. At least 10 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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1 review for Phytolacca americana ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Pokeweed) [10 Seeds]

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