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FrostKiss™ Penny's Pink® Hellebore

Helleborus x hybridus 'ABCRD01' PP #24,149

A beautiful selection with fantastic foliage that heralds spring with hot pink veined leaves held on purple petioles. Purple buds open to pink and chartreuse flowers that deepen as they mature. Summer foliage has bright emerald green veining. Exceptionally long blooming. Can take full sun in climates with milder summers if the roots are kept cool.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil lightly moist, but not soggy


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Botanical Pronunciationhel-eh-BORE-us
LoreHelleborus is an ancient plant that originated in southern and central Europe with documented use dating back beyond the Middle Ages and ancient civilizations. Various species were used by the Greek and Romans to ward off evil spirits and treat paralysis, gout, and insanity, though it is a known fact that all plants in this genus contain toxic compounds and should not be ingested. The upside: these toxic properties make the plants undesirable to deer and rabbits, so hellebores are a great solution in areas where grazing can be an issue.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps 18 to 24 in. tall and wide. Slowly spreads.
Bloom TimeLate winter to mid-spring
Design IdeasPlant this perennial where its off-season blossoms will grace shaded and woodland landscapes. Exquisite blooms are ideal along pathways and walks and around gateways where they are appreciated at close range. The unique marbled foliage of the FrostKiss™ series will provide subtle year-round interest that pops against darker foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil lightly moist, but not soggy
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Golden Japanese Spikenard (Aralia); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Japanese Maple (Acer)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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