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Veratrum nigrum

Veratrum nigrum

Black false hellebore, Dark-flowered white hellebore

This deciduous perennial is clump-forming with mid green leaves broadly elliptic in shape & pleated. In summer erect stems bearing large panicles of pungent, star-shaped, dark reddish-brown flowers appear.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Geography

Origin
Eurasia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Melanthiaceae
Flower colour
Red, Burgandy
Scent
Strong

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