Veratrum nigrum in eastern U.S.

Michael Loos via pbs
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:21:12 PST
While not exactly in a similar climate, I am growing V. nigrum in upstate NY, very centrally located in the Finger Lakes.  The clone I have is from Long Island, outside of Manhattan.  Both sites are quite different.  It may do well for you depending on location.  The ones I have perform differently in different sites on my property.  V. virginianum grows well for me and V. viride is native to the area.

Interlaken, NY

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Subject: [pbs] Veratrum nigrum in eastern U.S.

Does anyone in the mid-Atlantic or southeastern U.S. grow Veratrum nigrum?  I like the looks of the plant, but I wonder if it will tolerate our hot and humid summers.  It has not escaped my notice that all the U.S. nurseries selling the species seem to be in the midwest or northwest.

Nick Plummer
North Carolina, Zone 7

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