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:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2 m
(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 3C 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.