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Veratrum nigrum

For sale by Barracott Plants

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Large leaves. Dark maroon flowers Aug-Sep. 2m. Moist, rich soil. Shade.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Veratrum nigrum

Common names

Black false hellebore, False hellebore


Veratrum nigrum (Black false hellebore). This is a perennial species which is quite rare, and produces long narrow, terminal spikes of small purplish brown flowers with 6 petals which bloom from late summer. The leaves are large pleated, elliptical are arranged spirally into a sheath around the stout, erect stems. This species will grow to a height of 1.8m.


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

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Veratrum nigrum | Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterMoist

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