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Veratrum maackii

Veratrum maackii

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These are striking, yet rarely encountered plants that we are thrilled to offer! They are quite difficult to propagate and represent years of work. Despite difficulty with propagation, they are easy to grow, though flowering can take several years. Best grown in full sun to dappled shade on moist, rich soil.

V. maackii is a rare plant from this already infrequently encountered genus. It has narrower leaves and darker flowers than other members of the family. The dark maroon starry flowers are held on tall, white dusted stems from July to August.

WARNING: Do not consume any part of this plant. Extremely toxic.

Zones: 5 to 8

Family: Melanthiaceae

Type: Perennial

Height: 48 to 60 in.

Spread: 12 to 18 in.

Exposure: part shade

Soil Conditions: average, moist

Bloom Time: July to August

Bloom Color: dark purple

Native Range: Russian Far East to North China and Japan

Image Credits:

  • Image 1 (bloom) Alpsdake, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 2 (foliage) Dalgial, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 3 (form) Qwert1234, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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