White Henbane, Russian Henbane
Hyoscyamus albus

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hyoscyamus (hy-os-KY-uh-mus) (Info)
Species: albus (AL-bus) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 25, 2008, paracelsus from Elmira, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A more refined-looking henbane than H. niger. The flowers are a butter yellow and as they age will get a bit of purple in the very bottom of the funnel. The leaves are attractive grey-green. This species doesn't get as big as H. niger.

Neutral

On Nov 16, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a erect annual or biennial with sticky pale green leaves. Grows in poor stony dry soils. All parts are toxic if ingested and can irritate skin on contact. The flowers and the seed heads are used in dry flower arrangements.