20 Atropa Belladonna seeds, USDA Organic. Ore.
Perennial bush, with beautiful black berries. Dies back in winter after first frost. A Wicca standard. Rumored to be part of the famous Witch's "Flying Formula." Contains atropine. Likes cold climates. Part sun, medium water.
Hardy to Zones 5 to 9.
Herbaceous perennial. Native to Central and Southern Europe. Dark, bell-shaped, tubular flowers grow into large, black, shiny berries. Medicinal herbal usage: mydriatic, muscle and nerve pain, motion sickness, IBS, nerve gas poisoning. Educate children not to eat this plant. Berries are tasty, but too many can be deadly.
Plant prefers partial to full shade, average fertility, moist soil. Sow in fall or early spring. Slow to germ. Some degree of cold conditioning is usually helpful. Sow in shade in early spring. Sprinkle seed on surface, barely cover, tamp securely, and keep evenly moist until germination, which can take weeks. Grow for some time in pots before transplanting to the landscape. Space plants three feet apart. Grows to three feet tall, flowers purple.
30 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown in Oregon.