This variety produces tiny creamy-white flowers which are followed by fresh green papery lanterns which turn bright red in autumn. It is lovely as cut or dried flowers.
CAUTION: HARMFUL IF EATEN. DO NOT EAT THE BERRIES!
Sow indoors for surest results, from March to July, 0.5cm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-30 days. Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm pots. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, July-October, 45cm apart. Or, sow thinly, outdoors, from May to July, in a seed bed, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn. Flowers from July to October, the following year.