General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Malodorous
Fruit: Other: 1 inch long urn-shaped pod covered in sticky hairs and containing numerous small seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: 5 lobed, cream to dull greenish-yellow, purple veins and deep purple center.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Seeds
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Henbane

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Location: Spisský hrad SK
Date: 2005-12-28
Pavel Danek

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