Helleborus orientalis

Hellbore, Lenten Rose

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Hellebore is a clumping, late winter-blooming evergreen perennials with leathery deep green leaves.  The long bloom season lasts for 8- 10 weeks with small clusters of large cup-shaped flowers from winter into spring attracting butterflies and pollinators.  Flower colors vary, usually between white, pink, and purple and may have internal spots.  Best bloom in dappled sun and moist well-drained soils. All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1' - 1.5’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Part Sun, Full Shade

Bloom Color: 

Varies

Season of Interest: 

Spring, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  Leaf spot and crown rot can be an occasional problem.  Protect from winter winds.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Baneberry, Columbine, Lungwort

Image: Wildfeuer2007-02-15Helleborus08CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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