FrostKiss™ Pippa's Purple® Hellebore
Helleborus x 'RD09' PP #27,121
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil lightly moist, but not soggy|
|Blooms||Winter to early spring|
|Mature Size||Foliage clumps 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 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.|
|Lore||Despite being toxic, various species of Helleborus were used by the Greek and Romans to treat paralysis, gout, and other diseases, including insanity.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.