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Red Lady Hellebore

Helleborus x hybridus 'Red Lady'

Upward facing, deep-red flowers cluster above the glossy, leathery deep green leaves. An excellent companion for Hostas in a shade or woodland garden. Evergreen. 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil lightly moist, but not soggy


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Average Size at MaturityForms basal clumps to 18 in. tall, spreads wider.
Bloom TimeLate winter to early spring.
Design IdeasHellebores are excellent off season interest for gardens. They adapt to use as groundcover and woodland garden floor where they are perfectly adapted to humusy soils and filtered shade. Adds interest to wild gardens that need accent plants with unique character. Exquisite blooms are ideal along pathways and walks and around gateways where they are appreciated at close range. Spot into mixed borders or apply in the new jewel box garden style with exotic succulents and high color perennials.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseWoodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Shade Loving, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil lightly moist, but not soggy
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia)

Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established.Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Shelter from harsh sun. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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