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False Helleborine

Veratrum album

Also known as

White Hellebore, Langwort, Lungwort, European White-Hellebore, White Veratrum

Veratrum album subsp. oxysepalum 08 by Σ64 (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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False Helleborine Overview

Hardy, herbaceous perennial species with characteristic poisonous, black rhizomes. Also known by the common names false hellebore and white false hellebore, this species typically grows to around 2m tall. Foliage is large, measuring approximately 30cm long and 15cm wide. It is pleated and notably veined, oval to elliptic in shape. Leaves decrease in size and become more lance-shaped with height up the stems. Flowers are small, starry and arranged on branched structures called panicles in dense clusters. These are 6-petalled, star-shaped, coloured white-green and measure between 1.5-2.5cm wide. Originating from moist meadow and woodland environments in the Northern Hemisphere, this species is well-suited to woodland garden planting.

Common problems with False Helleborine

How to propagate False Helleborine

Division

They can be propagated by division or from seed in the autumn.

Seed

Special features of False Helleborine

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of False Helleborine

Found in forest and grassland.