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Veratrum album

For sale by Barracott Plants

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Green-white flowers Jul-Aug. 1.5m. Moist, rich soil. Shade.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Veratrum album

Common names

White false hellebore, False hellebore


Veratrum album (White false hellebore). This is a clump-forming perennial which will grow about 1.8m tall with a spread of 60cm. The large striking leaves are clear green and are folded like a fan. The leafless flower stalk bears dense, terminal panicles of pale green to almost white bell-shaped flowers in late summer.


They are very frost hardy and are easy to grow in rich, moist soil. They are poisonous.

Interest and use

Found in forest and grassland.

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Veratrum album | Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • WaterMoist

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