• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat; requires less once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10 to 12 in. tall, up to 16 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 to 12 in. tall, up to 16 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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. Prune to remove old foliage in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat; requires less once established.

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