Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain'

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

A shrub valued for it's late summer flowering. Purple flower bracts, later joined by berries, hang like bunches of grapes. An impressive sight in autumn. Called Partridge Berry because partridges and pheasants love to eat the fruit.

A very showy shrub for a sunny spot in your garden.

Leycestera formosa was Introduced from the Himalayas in 1824.

Height and spread: 1.5m x 1m

Common names: Flowering nutmeg; Himalayan Honeysuckle; Pheasant Berry; Partridge Berry.




All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.