Veratrum nigrum
BLACK FALSE HELLEBORE
Melanthiaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 8-9b

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: heavy frost
1.2m
Plant habit
 
0.6m

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Origins: Europe-W Russia, Russia, China-Korea-Taiwan

Other Botanical Names: Melanthium nigrum, Veratrum bracteatum, Veratrum nigrum ssp. ussuriense, Veratrum nigrum var. microcarpum, Veratrum nigrum var. ussuriense, Veratrum ussuriense

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Veratrum nigrum
BLACK FALSE HELLEBORE
Melanthiaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 8-9b

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: heavy frost
1.2m
Plant habit
 
0.6m

FEATURES

Flowers: unpleasantly fragrant flowers in red-brown

Flowering Time: mid summer to late summer


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits cottage, mediterranean & tropical designs

Uses: accents, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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