Veratrum nigrum

BLACK FALSE HELLEBORE

$5.00 AUD

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Veratrum nigrum
BLACK FALSE HELLEBORE

Dramatic spires of purple-black stars, summer & autumn. Part Shade to Shade. Decorative pleated, spiral foliage clumps. Tolerates wide range of soils including clay & lime. Frost hardy perennial clump. 1.2m H x 60cm W.

Caution: All parts of plant are toxic – Do not eat.

SEED SOWING ADVICE: Needs patience but worth it.

Sow in autumn, winter or spring in punnets.

First soak in warm water for 12 hours.

Then sow in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.

Cover seed to same depth as seed diameter, with mix / vermiculite / fine sandy grit.

Keep moist at approx. 15C approx. for 2 weeks in a well lit position (but not in direct sunlight).

Then wrap punnet in cling wrap & place in fridge (not freezer) for 12 weeks.

Remove from fridge, unwrap punnet and return to 13-15C. Seedlings will emerge at various times over next 12 weeks, and form small bulbs.

30 seeds per pack