• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Shade Loving Blooms
    Blooms:
    Early to Late Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early to Late Winter
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsLungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta); Snakeroot (Actaea); Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, moist, well-drained soil, with neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates dry spells, particularly in cool, shady settings. Fertilize after bloom. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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