• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Performs best with regular water - weekly, or more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 15 to 18 in. tall and 18 to 22 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 15 to 18 in. tall and 18 to 22 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsSnakeroot (Actaea ); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought once established. Feed with acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Performs best with regular water - weekly, or more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The Winter Jewels® series is bred by Marietta O'Byrne, considered by many to be the best Hellebore hybridizer in the world.

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