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

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$4.25

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

I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because they may require some patience. 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 chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after February, set the pot in a plastic bag in your refrigerator for about 2 months before moving it to a warm, bright place for germination. (Remove the bag if the pot will be exposed to any direct sun.)

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Please read the description as well before ordering.

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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 U.S. 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 September 2021. At least 12 seeds.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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