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botanical name:
Veratrum album
Veratrum album © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Helleborine, White Helleborine
family:  Melanthiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.10m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Rhizomatous perennial with large, pleated basal leaves. Dense spikes of greenish white flowers held on sturdy stems in early and midsummer.

cultivation:
Needs a rich fairly moist soil and prefers some shade. Resents disturbance once established, but long lived.
Can be badly attacked by slugs and snails.

propagation:
From seed or by division in autumn or early spring.

usage:
Shady borders, woodland and wild gardens.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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