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Deadly nightshade

Atropa bella-donna

Also known as

Belladonna, Nightshade

Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

75cm

50cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Deadly nightshade Overview

This species is native to Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia. They will grow about 1m tall and have a spreading and bushy habit. They produce dark purple flowers in the summer. In the autumn they will produce black shiny berries which are very poisonous. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Other uses of Deadly nightshade

Medicinal, poisonous.