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(Phytolaccaceae)

Phytolacca bogotensis - BSWJ14221

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Description:
From seed we collected on our way to Volcán del Ruiz in January of 2015, where we found a quite different form of this colourful species, just growing on the verge. OK so we were at 3,600m on the Cordillera Occidental in central Colombia and the vegetation was full of treasures. Which had a low creeping habit with thick sprawling pinkish stems with generous quantities of dumpy pink upright flowering spikes, backed by bronze tinted foliage with pink venation. The habit could easily be attributed to the lofty. Although considered poisonous some species are eaten, not something we would recommend. Sometimes cultivated as it has many valued properties, used as an ink or dye. Full sun or light shade in any type of drained fertile soil.

product details
Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Phytolaccaceae) Phytolacca bogotensis BSWJ14221
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Pink Spring, autumn creeping
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Normal Part shade, Sun Deciduous autumn colour Colombia
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No TOXIC berries
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