• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly or more often in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 12 to 16 inches tall and 16 to 20 inches wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Late winter to early spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 12 to 16 inches tall and 16 to 20 inches wide.
    Special features:Gift Plant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late winter to early spring
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus-rich, evenly moist, well drained soil. Mulch to conserve moisture, avoiding crowns. Winter protection advised in cold winter areas. Remove spent blooms if seedlings are unwanted and to maintain color integrity of the original clump. Shear old foliage in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly or more often in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    From a series developed longer stems to be useful as cut flowers, by Japanese breeder Miyoshi.

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