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Winter Jewels® Amethyst Gem Hellebore

Helleborus x hybridus 'Amethyst Gem'

Pronunciation: hel-eh-BORE-us
SKU #09613
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Striking, deep amethyst-rose-colored, double blooms with shimmery white margins and pale yellow centers last from late winter through spring. Bold, upright leathery foliage emerges purple in spring and matures to a deep green. A true gem for moist, shaded woodland gardens and naturalized areas. Evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil lightly moist, but not soggy
Blooms Late Winter to Early Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil; site where it will remain undisturbed for years. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates dry spells in cool, shady settings. Apply acid fertilizer after bloom. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch. Remove old, faded foliage in spring.

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