Veratrum nigrum/Black Hellebore, Veratrum

Veratrum nigrum / Veratrum nigrum
Coarse textured foliage
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Coarse textured foliage

Early spring foliage with developing floral stalks

Close view of large leaves and emerging floral stalk

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Scientific Name: Veratrum nigrum
Common Name: Black Hellebore, Veratrum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This perennial ground cover is best adapted to the cooler regions of the country. Grown primarily for its handsome foliage. Grows best in a moist soil. All parts of the plant are reported to be poisonous.