Purple Flowered Raspberry Seeds (Rubus Odoratus)
Price for Package of 5 seeds.
Rubus odoratus (purple-flowered raspberry, flowering raspberry, or Virginia raspberry is a species of Rubus, native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Ontario and Wisconsin, and south along the Appalachian Mountains as far as Georgia and Alabama.
Rubus odoratus is a shrub growing to 3 meters (10 feet) tall, with perennial, not biennial, stems (unlike many other species in the genus). Also, unlike most other related species this plant does not have thorns. The leaves are palmately lobed with five (rarely three or seven) lobes, up to 25 cm (10 inches) long and broad, superficially resembling maple leaves. The flowers are 3–5 cm (12-20 mm) in diameter, with five magenta or occasionally white petals, they are produced from early spring to early fall. The red fruit matures in late summer to early autumn, and resembles a large, flat raspberry with many drupelets, and is rather fuzzy to the touch and tongue.
Purple fruits are edible.
Other Names: Thimbleberry, Flowering Raspberry, Virginia Raspberry
Zone: 3 to 8
Growth Rate: Fast
Plant Type: Deciduous, suckering shrub
Native Range: Eastern North America
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Color: Rose-Purple
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Fall Color: Pale Yellow
Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Has good shade tolerance.
Culture: Prune immediately after fruiting.
Uses: Shrub borders, native plant gardens or wild/naturalized areas.
Sowing Rubus odoratus Seeds:
For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided.
Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours
Stratify: Cold 90 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium (Not Wet).
Germination: Sow 1/16” Deep, Keep Moist, (Not wet).
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