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Rubus odoratus (Flowering Raspberry) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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2018 Crop New York
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Rubus odoratus

Purple-flowering Raspberry, Purpleflowering Raspberry

  • Rubus odoratus

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia (Hrvatska), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, , can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination

Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, may also require warm stratification, so germinatioin may be delayed by 1 year. 

Introducing the stunning Rubus odoratus, commonly known as the Purple-flowering Raspberry, Flowering Raspberry, or Virginia Raspberry. Native to eastern North America, this species of Rubus boasts 2" fragrant rosy-purple flowers that bloom even in full shade throughout the summer, making it a perfect addition to any garden with partial shade. The red fruit is edible but not particularly tasty, and the plant spreads via suckers. Unlike most other related species, the Purple-flowering Raspberry does not have thorns, making it an excellent option for those seeking a low-maintenance ornamental plant. This deciduous shrub prefers moist soil and a slightly acidic environment and can grow up to 2.5m tall. The plant can spread out to make a tall ground cover, making it perfect for larger areas. Discover more about this beautiful plant on our website, and add the Purple-flowering Raspberry to your garden today.

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