• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 24 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Exquisite Winter Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 24 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • 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 filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.