Also known as
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Deadly Nightshade Overview
A wildflower famous for its very poisonous shiny black berries which appear in autumn. Named for Atropos, one of the 3 Fates who held the shears that could cut the thread of life. Bella donna meaning "beautiful lady" is believed to refer to the plants use in dilating the pupil, a proven way to increase attractiveness.
Common problems with Deadly Nightshade
Generally pest free but can suffer from a virus
How to harvest Deadly Nightshade
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Deadly Nightshade
Can take up to 6 months and is erratic.
Other uses of Deadly Nightshade
Suits flower beds/borders alongside water or in wooded areas.