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Veratrum nigrum

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A long lived but slow to establish perennial emerging from a short thickened rootstock. With upright stout stems 50-170cm tall, with bold broad pleated leaves 20cm wide and long, held on stem-clasping petioles. Bearing large terminal branched panicles of congested mahogany-brown flowers, with a fruity odour. Best grown in part shade our of the hottest sun to protect the leaves from scorch, in any type of fertile drained soil.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Melanthiaceae) Veratrum nigrum
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Brown, Purple Summer, late summer large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Normal Part shade, Sun Deciduous bold Europe
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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