A thornless raspberry with showy purple blooms! Leaves look more like a maple than a rose, and turn light yellow in the fall. A mounding form and colonial habit make it a perfect canadate for borders. Large berries are readily eaten by wildlife, but not palatable to humans.
Plants will self pollinate, but more than one plant is required for best fruit set.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Rocky Loam, Sandy Loam
Bloom Color: Pink, Purple
Bloom Time: Jun-Aug
Fruit: Raspberries mature in late summer to fall.
Fall Color: Yellow
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Flowers attract a variety of pollinators, and fruits are eaten by many birds. Likely hosts a wide array of insects like other Rubus, including the striped hairstreak butterfly, several genus of moths, beetles, leafhoppers, katydids, treehoppers, and walkingsticks.
Notes: Suckers readily in ideal conditions. Shade tolerance is fairly good, but it may not flower in too much shade.