Belladonna, Official (Atropa belladonna) seeds, organic

$3.95

Family:  Nightshade (Solanacea)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

Herbaceous perennial.   Native to Central and Southern Europe. Nodding, dark, bell-shaped flowers give way to large, soft, shining black berries—a very charming but insidious plant.  Do not ingest.  Traditional usage (TWM):mydriatic, muscle and nerve pain, motion sickness. Plant prefers partial to full shade, average fertility, moist soil.  Sow in fall or early spring.  Slow to germ.  Some degree of cold conditioning usually helpful.  Sow in shade or early spring greenhouse.  Sprinkle seed on surface, barely cover, tamp securely, and keep evenly moist until germination, which can take weeks.  Grow on for some time in pots before transplanting to the landscape.  Educate children not to eat this plant.  Space plants 2 feet apart. Grows to 3 feet tall, flowers purple.

Packet contains 30 seeds
1 g contains ~1,200 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

 

 

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  1. Question

    Belinda Hottinger

    can belladonna crossbreed with edible wonder berries or garden berries? If so what distance would be safe.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Belinda,
      Belladonna can only hybridize with other species of belladonna–not wonderberries or other kinds of berries.
      Richo

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    • Kaitlyn

      Do you think my cat would eat belladonna if I planted it in my harden? She only eats oatgrass and food I give her.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      No, we have cats of every description around here, even black ones, and none of them eat belladonna.

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    • Michelle

      Hi do you ship to miami florida? And will it grow

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Michelle,
      Yes, we ship throughout the US and yes, if given the right conditions the seeds will grow.
      Richo

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