• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 22 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 22 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Columbine (Aquilegia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide evenly moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency in cool, shady settings; supplement in warmer climates. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: late winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Bred by Hellebore hybridizer Marietta O'Byrne of Oregon.