General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant can be highly toxic if ingested and can cause eye and skin irritation
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Cold stratification may not be necessary but is usually recommended
Other info: Hellebore seed may take 6-18 months (or more) to germinate
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Hellebore
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Helleborus orientalis subsp. orientalis
  • Synonym: Helleborus caucasicus

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Location: Germany
Date: 2022-02-26
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: 2017-01-30
Photo by yurikashtanov
Photo by yurikashtanov
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: March
credit: Magnus Manske

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