FrostKiss™ Pippa's Purple® Hellebore

Helleborus x hybridus 'RD09' PP #27,121

Smokey pink flowers with burgundy flecking are held upright and outwards on deep purple stems, creating a sultry and elegant look. Soft-green veined leaves create a unique marbled look on a compact form. Unlike other Hellebores, the FrostKiss™ series can take full sun in climates with milder summers if the roots are kept cool. Evergreen.
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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
LoreDespite being toxic, various species of Helleborus were used by the Greek and Romans to treat paralysis, gout, and other diseases, including insanity.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps 24 in. tall and wide. Slowly spreads.
Bloom TimeWinter to early 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 FeatureEasy 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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