General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: color is extremely variable, ranging from creamy white to pink to light rose-purple, frequently with beautiful interior spotting
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2002 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

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Common names
  • Lenten Rose
  • Hellebore
  • Hybrid Hellebore

Photo Gallery

Date: 2021-04-04
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-04-14 
Various bloom colorations of one Helleborus plant
Uploaded by laszloszakszon
Uploaded by laszloszakszon
Location: Western NC
Date: April 2014
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-14
Uploaded by laszloszakszon
Uploaded by laszloszakszon
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-02-16
Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New Jersey
Date: April 2019
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Uploaded by laszloszakszon

Date: 2014-01-20

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Raulston Arboretum  NC State Univ  Raleigh, NC
Date: 2024-02-13
Plant was labelled H hybridus Golden Sunrise, but flower looks to
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-11-10
First time seeing it grow ...

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Date: 2020-01-22

Photo: Tim McCormack
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2020-05-31
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2020-05-31
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2022-04-28

Date: 2015-01-30
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-05
Location: Twisp
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-02-25

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Date: 2014-02-28
Uploaded by laszloszakszon
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2022-04-28
Location: Shade garden Z6a
Date: 2009-04-14
Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2019-04-27

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-10-04
..... still 👀
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-10-15
..... LEAF!
Location: my garden, Zone 7A, NC
Date: 2011-03-11

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-04-22

Date: 2015-01-30
Location: Twisp
Date: 2006-04-17
An early bloom, not yet open
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-04-16
April hail

Date: 2013-01-04

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-09-30
..... 0_o

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2012-12-29
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Plant Events from our members
jerseyridgearts On April 11, 2015 Bloomed
Meredith79 On March 24, 2016 Obtained plant
dnrevel On April 13, 2024 Transplanted
Planted two hybrid darker colored hellebores in front yard peach tree garden. Took out several large daisies.
dnrevel On March 13, 2024 Potted up
Hellebores were very pot-bound. Up-potted.
dnrevel On March 6, 2024 Obtained plant
Purchased three hybrid hellebores from Trader Joes.
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