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Conium maculatum (hemlock) is an extremely beautiful common native biennial flowering plant. Be aware, this is the plant that reputedly did for Socrates  - poisonous in all its parts -so not to be planted where it could be taken for edible.Perhaps a contender for the title' queen of umbellifers' achieving regal grace and stature.
It has a smooth, green, hollow stem, usually spotted or streaked with red or purple on the top and lower half of the stems topped with white flowers.Can be likened to cow parsley but is twice the size.
The plant thrives in poor conditions in sun or shade.Largest plants will tend to be self sown individuals and can reach over 2metres.  
It is important to restrict the amount of seed that is allowed to fall as it can otherwise become a nuisance.
Height: 50-250cm

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale
Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)


Conium maculatum (hemlock), beautiful but poisonous

SKU: BP202400264
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