Hyoscyamus niger
Black Henbane, Stinking Nightshade
Type/Hardiness Annual, Biennial, Hardy
Flowering period June-September
Height 18-36in/0.5-1m
Light preference
Soil preference
Sowing time/depth Autumn, Spring, 0.2in/5mm
Black henbane produces soft, downy leaves and strange, but beautiful, pale creamy-yellow flowers intricately veined in purple. The seed pods are also rather attractive; they have a little round lid which falls off when the pods are ripe, releasing the seeds. All parts of the plant are toxic.

The whole plant is HIGHLY poisonous and should in NO circumstances be consumed in any way. Avoid growing where children or pets play.

NOTE: Restricted to one packet only per customer.

Sowing and/or growing instructions
Direct sow thinly 5mm deep in autumn or spring, in a sunny position, thinning young plants to about 18in apart. Germination of spring-sown seeds may be aided by cold stratifying in the fridge for 2 weeks prior to sowing. Depending on soil fertility and other conditions, the plant may grow tall enough to benefit from light support.
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