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Henbane

Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Henbane

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Henbane

3.75

(Hyoscyamus niger)

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Common Names
Henbane

Botanical Name
Hyoscyamus niger

Plant Family
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)

Native Range
Eurasia

Life Cycle
Annual/Biennial

Hardiness Zone
4-9

Habit
3ft by 3ft with showy flowers.

Sun/Soil
Full sun, well-drained soil.

Germination/Sowing
The seeds germinate easily and can be sown indoors in flats and transplanted out once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing/Care
Henbane is easy to grow when planted in good garden soil.

Harvesting
N/A

Culinary Uses
Not for internal use.

Medicinal Uses
Henbane has a rich history of magical and mythical uses. The leaves are the most potent part of the plant, and were used by ancients to induce sleep and relieve pain. It is said that even the mere scent of the plant is enough to induce giddiness and stupor. The whole plant is extremely toxic. 

Themes
Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Apothecary Garden, Deer Resistant.