Melanthium virginicum Veratrum virginicum Virginia Bunch Flower Lily
mel-AN-thee-um  vir-JIN-ih-kum

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Wild Flower Seeds and Potted Plants
 for Home Landscaping and Prairie Restoration john@easywildflowers.com

Melanthium virginicum Virginia Bunchflower Lily picture

Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Melanthium virginicum Virginia Bunchflower Lily picture Sun May, June, July White 36 to 60  Average to moist 12 to 30 Perennial

   Melanthium virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower Lily picture by cj

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Melanthium virginicum seed
Virginia Bunch Flower Lily

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet - 

 100

15 sq ft

1 ounce -

12,000

430 sq ft

1 pound -----------

192,000

6,880 sq ft

Seed shipping chart at bottom of page
Melanthium virginicum or Veratrum virginicum
, Virginia Bunchflower Lily, has narrow grass-like leaves up to 20 inches long with dense, elongated, branching clusters of creamy white flowers on 3 to 5 feet tall stems.  This member of the Lily family is an elegant accent plant in the perennial garden with its large clusters of showy flowers blooming in May and June.  It grows best when planted in average to rich moist garden soil in full sun to light shade. 

Melanthium virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower Lily grows wild naturally in wet areas of meadows, prairies, and savannas from Florida to Texas, north to New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.   Liliaceae (Lily Family)

The map below shows areas where native Melanthium virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower Lily wildflower plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. 

Melanthium virginicum
Bunch Flower Lily

Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi

Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia

State Distributional Map for Melanthium virginicum wild flower seed

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Veratrum virginicum, Melanthium virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower Lily flower seeds,
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The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.
 

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal

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Melanthium virginicum, Veratrum virginicum Virginia Bunchflower Lily Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Bunchflower has large white flowers on a tall, erect stalk above broad, glossy foliage. The stalk is densely covered with fine hairs. Virginia Bunchflower Lily grows on wet prairies in the US and is a nice addition for wildflower gardens with humus rich, always slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot

Veratrum virginicum Bunchflower Lily germination can be slow and erratic even for seed sown when it was fresh, it usually takes place within 3 - 12 months at 15c but can be much longer. Sow the seed thinly so that it can be grown on in the pot without disturbance for the first couple of years. Give an occasional liquid feed in the growing season to ensure the plants do not become nutrient deficient. The plant produces just one seed leaf in its first year, this forms an over-wintering bulb.  It takes up to 10 years for the plant to reach maturity