Flowers: April-May.  Plant in part shade.  HxS 75x10cm

Formerly Smilacina oleracea, this species is found from the Indian Himalaya into Western China.  The plant can be variable in height with the red curving stems hold terminal heads of white, sometimes flushed pink, scented flowers. The flowers are the main attraction on this species. These are borne at the stem tips in clusters containing well over a hundred. These tiny bells are followed by fruits that change from red to purple as they ripen. Enjoys a peaty, moist soil.  Pot size 1 litre.  Hardiness H7

Care & Maintenance

Propagate by careful division of the tuber in early spring or collect the berries, remove the pith, and plant the seeds in autumn.

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