Phytolacca americana ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Pokeweed) [12 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 seeds only for gardeners who are experienced with perennial seedlings that require a col-moist period to germinate. The easiest approach is to sow the seeds (about 1/4″ deep) in fall to late winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. (Seeds I winter-sowed on December 25, 2022 started to sprout on April 13, 2023. Your experience will likely vary.)

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

Note that this information will not appear on the seed packet you receive.

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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.

2022-collected seeds are sold out. I hope to collect again in October 2023. At least 12 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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1 review for Phytolacca americana ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Pokeweed) [12 Seeds]

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