Conium maculatum - Plant
Description for Conium maculatum
Conium maculatum is a highly poisonous biennial plant herbaceous flowering plant in the carrot family Apiaceae, native to Europe and North Africa.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Irish devil s bread or devil s porridge, poison parsley, spotted corobane, and spotted hemlock ,Conium maculatum (hemlock or poison hemlock)||green||Non-flowering||1.5 to 2.5 m (5 to 8 ft) tall||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and donâ€™t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
|Part shade to full shade||well-drained soil||Medium||19 C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Conium maculatum
- plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
Typical uses of Conium maculatum
Special features: Evergreen conifer for shady areas of the landscape. Lawn specimen. Screen.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: na
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