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Hellebores

Helleborus spp.

Also known as

Christmas rose

Helleborus orientalis. Lenteroos 04 by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

45cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Hellebores Overview

Helleborus is a genus of around 15 rhizomatous semi-evergreen or herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Ranunculaceae family. They are native to Eurasia and many are popular garden plants. Grown for their deeply divided leaves and large nodding, bowl-shaped winter flowers composed of five petal-like sepals in a variety of colours and patterns that can persist for many months.

Common problems with Hellebores

How to propagate Hellebores

Division

Fresh seed or division in autumn or very early spring.

Seed

Special features of Hellebores

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Hellebores

Grown for their winter and spring flowers.

Flowers - Sow Under Cover in October.

Thinking ahead to next year - sow these seeds for early spring and summer colour.

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Deer Resistant Plants

Although never fully deer proof - they are less likely to eat these.

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