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A gorgeous form of this already multi-value plant bearing purple-bracted white flowers amongst crimson-tinged, bright golden leaves. Coming completely true from seed this exciting new plant is perfect to brighten up a shady corner.
Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasant berry, Flowering nutmeg
Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle). This is a deciduous shrub from the Himalayas, producing blue-green shoots and oval, dark green leaves. In mid summer and early autumn, there are funnel-shaped, purple and white flowers. Purple-black berries are borne.
They are easily grown in any well-drained soil with sun or partial-shade. They are mostly frost hardy. You can propagate from seeds or by removing rooted suckers.
Banks, hedging, specimen, bark, ornamental fruit Summer/Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.