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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
American pokeweed American nightshade
cancer jalap chon grass coakum cokan crimson-berry plant crowberry dyer's grapes garget inkberry pigeon berry poke pokeberry poke root poke salad pokeweed red ink plant red weed scoke skoke Virginian poke Virginian pokeweed
Phytolacca are herbaceous perennials, shrubs or trees, with simple leaves, small flowers in erect or drooping spike-like racemes are followed by glossy, fleshy fruits
P. americana is an upright herbaceous perennial with oval or lance-shaped mid-green leaves, tinged with purple in autumn. White-pink flowers appear in racemes from mid-summer to early autumn, followed by crimson-black berries in autumn
Toxicity Contact with the sap may irritate skin, all parts may cause a severe reaction if ingested, and the fruit is highly toxic. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any fertile moist soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest-free
May be prone to virus diseases
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