General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
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

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Common names
  • Hellebore

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Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-04-22
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-04-22
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-04-22
Photo by ge1836

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