Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Requires evenly moist soil. Water weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms basal clumps to 18 in. tall, spreads wider.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Late winter to early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hell-e-BOR-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms basal clumps to 18 in. tall, spreads wider.
    Special features:Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late winter to early spring
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Design IdeasPlant this perennial where its off season blossoms will grace shaded and woodland landscapes. Plant under trees in small clusters to add size and drama. Also fits into Asian-inspired landscapes under Japanese Maple and clipped Japanese Black Pine. A must for anyone with large old trees, under which few other plants will thrive.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires evenly moist soil. Water weekly or more often in extreme heat.