Botanical Name: Helleborus orientalis Hybrids
Height: 15 - 18 inches.
Spacing: 15" - 18".
Depth: Plant at the same depth they are in the pot. Firm soil well and water in thoroughly.
Spread: 15 - 18 inches.
Sun/Shade: Shade to partial shade.
Color: Purple, red, near black, white, green, pink, and yellow.
Foliage: Palm-like evergreen foliage.
Blooms: Late Winter through Spring for up to 4 months.
Flower Form: Cup shaped, 5 petaled, borne in terminal clusters.
Soil Requirements: Well drained, moisture retentive soil for best results.
Growth Rate: Moderate growth.
Pruning: Cut back the spent flower stems to encourage repeat blooming and maintain nice appearance.
Comments: A Hybrid Mix of unnamed varieties. Unusual color range. Move over hosta, astilbes, and bleeding hearts - this hybrid helleborus mix deserves a place in any shade garden. This plant typifies the characteristics that plant breeders and flower gardeners desire. Low maintenance, disease and pest free, very long lived plant, and up to four months of bloom, in a luscious array of colors, including white, pink, green, red, purple, near black, and yellow. Tolerates a wider range of soil conditions including clay soils, and performs in heat and humidity unlike the species. Mulch to prevent frost heave the first Winter. Incorporation of organic matter and Advanced Formula Plant Food will enhance establishment and blooming.
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