Rubus x neglectus
Herb latin name: Rubus x neglectus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus x neglectus:Fruit - raw or cooked and used in pies, preserves etc.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:A naturally occurring hybrid, R. occidentalis x R. idaeus strigosus. It grows wild in dry or rocky soils.
Other uses of Rubus x neglectus:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. This is a hybrid species and will not breed true from seed. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.
Cultivation of Rubus x neglectus:A naturally occurring hybrid, R. occidentalis x R. idaeus strigosus. It grows wild in dry or rocky soils.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus x neglectus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.