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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
Rhizomatous perennial with large, pleated basal leaves. Dense spikes of greenish white flowers held on sturdy stems in early and midsummer.

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.

From seed or by division in autumn or early spring.

Shady borders, woodland and wild gardens.

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