Ruderalis is an early-flowering variety that grows wild in parts of Eastern Europe and Russia. We have used the early flowering characteristic of Ruderalis to improve the outdoor performance of some of our best Skunk varieties. The advantage of a Ruderalis hybrid is that approx. 50% of the seedlings will begin flowering at the 5-7th internode, regardless of the photoperiod (with a finishing date of Sept. 1). The other half of the seedlings will be later (October).