• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 15 to 18 in. tall and 18 to 22 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 15 to 18 in. tall and 18 to 22 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Companion PlantsSnakeroot (Actaea ); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide moist well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less water when established. 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
    Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Bred by Marietta O'Byrne, considered by many to be the best Hellebore hybridizer in the world. Brought to market by Terra Nova Nurseries.

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