Veratrum album ‘Lorna’s green’
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Western Counties Group
Reason for Inclusion
Identified as an unusual form of Veratrum album by Keith Ferguson and named after his wife.
Keith Ferguson, Kew botanist and plantsman.
Brief description of plant
Statuesque herbaceous perennial. Awarded an RHS AGM in 2014
Height x Spread
210cm x 100cm
Inflorescence is rather lax with branched spikelets, drooping at an angle of about 45 degrees to the stem. The flowers are a strong green.
Pleated, elliptic dark green basal leaves and a few stem leaves.
May - July
Any moisture-retentive soil.
Pests and diseases
Slugs and snails may be a problem as new foliage emerges in spring.
May be slow to establish.
Divide established clumps.