These lovely little ground cover plants are a real joy to have in the garden. Growing to a maximum of around 6″ (15 cm) tall they have a compact but spreading habit. In May / June time they are covered with pretty pinky-white bell flowers which develop into bright red berries that are about the size of a pea. The berries usually ripen in two flushes – late July and late September – and are perfect for Cranberry jelly, sauces, preserves and, of course, drinks. Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
Seeds per packet: approx 100
Temperature: Sow at 64-71F for 2-4 wks, move to 24-39F for 4-6 wks, move to 41-53F for germination.
Average Germ Time: 8 – 12 weeks.
Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/8 – 1/4 inch maximum.
Sowing Rate: 2 – 3 seeds per plant. Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 48 – 72 inches