• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Shade Loving Blooms
    Blooms:
    Early to Late Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early to Late Winter
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsLungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta); Snakeroot (Actaea); Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil; site where will remain undisturbed for years. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture but tolerates dry spells, particularly in cool, shady settings. Apply acid fertilizer after bloom. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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