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sambucus nigra 'black lace'

May 5 2011 at 8:38 PM
yolanda 
from IP address 91.104.204.189

 
I bought last month a sambucus nigra ' black lace' thinking that it was the common elder, the plant is beautiful but I want to know if it has the same medicinal properties like the flowers are used to treat colds and coughs or the leaves used against caterpillars and aphids.please can any one help!!!!!

 
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Sarah Head

94.169.54.129

Re: sambucus nigra 'black lace'

May 7 2011, 5:06 PM 

Hi Yolanda

From a quick google search, it looks like you have a cultivar rather than the real thing. It's a bit like having the yellow yarrow in your garden instead of white/pink wild yarrow. In yarrow's case, the cultivar is nowhere near as strong as the wild yarrow, but I truly do not have have idea about Black Lace. I suspect it's properties won't be as strong as the wild varieties.

The elder should be coming into blossom shortly, so you can always go wildcrafting.

Best wishes

Sarah

 
 
Anthony Lyman-Dixon

92.6.227.160

Re: sambucus nigra 'black lace'

May 8 2011, 9:38 AM 

Bugs love it!

 
 
yolanda

91.111.55.19

Re: sambucus nigra 'black lace'

May 9 2011, 2:46 PM 

good bugs or bad bugs!!!

 
 
Anthony Lyman-Dixon

92.6.227.160

Re: sambucus nigra 'black lace'

May 12 2011, 9:24 AM 

Utterly horrible bugs. They quickly reduced a tray of small plants to skeletons, but ignored the ordinary wild form

 
 
 
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