Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 8
(Nightshade, Bittersweet) Native to Europe and Asia, this interesting plant has crawled over a lot of territory. The vines drape in a comely manner and are not particularly bothersome, although they can be a bit woody and tenaceous. The flowers are richly purple, pendent and bright. The red berries are showy. Traditional usage (TWM): low dose botanical, sluggish liver, blemishes, herpes. Plant prefers part shade and moist, well-drained soil. It doesn’t really get started until early summer, and the fruits may persist into the winter, looking like dried cherries. Sow the seed just beneath the surface in rich potting soil. Germination is best with standard greenhouse technique. Transplant to part shade or full sun and keep moist for optimal growth.
20 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown [WA NO]