• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 22 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 22 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Columbine (Aquilegia); 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.Pruning time: late winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Bred by Hellebore hybridizer Marietta O'Byrne of Oregon.