Pokeweed/pokeberry question

Christoph Metelmann chandvel at inet.uni-c.dk
Tue Aug 20 13:22:12 EST 1996

In message Tue, 20 Aug 1996 09:33:23 -0400,
  gregory scot robins <robinsgs at wfu.edu>  writes:

> We are trying to grow Phytolacca americana L. (Pokeweed or
> Pokeberry) in the greenhouse.  However, we are not having much luck
> getting the plant past the flowering stage.  The leaves are dying off in
> mass and the whole plant looks bad. The soil mix is peat: top soil:
> vermiculite (2:2:1) with a little perlite added as well.  We have
> fertilized lightly with 20, 20, 20 Peters Salt solution.
> Any advice regarding the cultivation of this plant would be
> appreciated.
> Thank you
> Greg Robins
> Wake Forest University
I don't know if this helps, but I have seen this plant grow wild in western
Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area).  Roadsides, somewhat moist.


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