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Scientific name: Helleborus      he-leb-o-rus

Common name: Hellebore

Herbaceous perennials, 18-20 species and numerous hybrids. Most have divided foliage and nodding white, rose, green, or purple flowers which appear in winter or spring.  The more common species include H. argutifolius, Corsican Hellebore, H. foetidus, Bearsfoot Hellebore, H. niger, Christmas Rose, and H. orientalis, Lenten Rose.

Design Characteristics

Height  18-24"
Spread  18-36"
Form  upright
Texture  medium
Flower color  white to rosey speckeled
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  February-May

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun-part shade
Soil
requirement
 rich, moist woodsy soil
Propagation
method
 division in Spring before new leaves
 seed?
USDA Hardiness Zone   3-9,  some hardy to Zone 3, but others only to Zone 6

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   
Uses  front of border
 combined with evergreens for winter appeal
Comments  do best in slightly sheltered area
 very carefree plant, no fuss, no muss