FrostKiss™ Dorothy's Dawn® Hellebore
Helleborus x 'EPB 29' PP #28010
|Description||Light pink flowers gently nod above the compact foliage of this freely flowering selection. Soft-green veined leaves create a unique marbled look. Unlike other Hellebores, the FrostKiss™ series can take full sun in climates with milder summers if the roots are kept cool. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil lightly moist, but not soggy|
|Blooms||Late winter to spring|
|Mature Size||Foliage clumps 18 to 24 in. tall and wide. Slowly spreads.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Plant 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.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Golden Japanese Spikenard (Aralia); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Japanese Maple (Acer)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil; site where it will remain undisturbed for years. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates dry spells in cool, shady settings. Apply acid fertilizer after bloom. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch. Remove old, faded foliage in spring.|
|Lore||Helleborus 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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