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Hellebore

Botanical Name
Helleborus x hybridus
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
18 to 24 inches
Width
24 to 30 inches
Flowers
Late winter - early spring: many colors, single or double
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Well-drained, dry tolerant
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 24 inches apart
Problems
None serious, black spot & crown rot
Varieties
  • Helleborus x niger - earlier bloomer, duller leaves with less serrations. Great variations in flowers, hardy zones 3-8
  • Helleborus x ballardiae 'Pink Frost' - burgundy stems support silver frosted leaves; the upward facing flowers are a combination of white, pink and deep rose

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