| Belladonna |
| Atropa belladonna|
| Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 6-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
Source of atropine, valuable in treating eye diseases and spasms. Externa applications lessen local inflammation and pain. Do not use without medical supervision. Germination is difficult; usually slow and sporatic. Stratification at 5°C/40°F for 4-12 weeks or gibberrelic acid pre-treatment is reported to speed germination.