Veratrum nigrum

(False black hellebore)

A most extraordinary plant for those who like a challenge, have a deep, leaf-mold rich soil, and patience. Large, oval, pleated leaves give rise to tall stems, which also carry leaves, that end in spikes of small, deep purple-black, star-shaped leaves.

A most extraordinary plant for those who like a challenge, have a deep, leaf-mold rich soil, and patience. Large, oval, pleated leaves give rise to tall stems, which also carry leaves, that end in spikes of small, deep purple-black, star-shaped leaves.

£12.00
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Availability: In stock
Estimated delivery £7.95
Delivery: 7-10 days

Info

Colour: Black
Flowers: July and August
Height x Spread: 60cm x 45cm
Soil: Well-drained to wet
Planting position: Part shade/Full Shade
Hardy to -10 degrees and more, the foliage dies back in autumn and emerges again in spring. Cut back any old foliage before new shoots start. Very, very slow to get going. Only for those with long-term vision. Poisonous if eaten.

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