Hellebore (Helleborus orientalis) in the Hellebores Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Purple
White
Bi-Color: colors may have blotches
Other: Green
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
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

Semi-double Hellebore orientalis

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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: Apr 1, 2010 8:36 AMSemi-double Hellebore orientalis
By okus
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2011-02-15Still going strong after 20 years!!
By bonitin
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Location: My garden, Skåne, SwedenDate: April 2016
By William
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Location: My garden, Skåne, SwedenDate: April 2016First bloom on this seedling
By William
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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2017-02-24
By Frenchy21
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: FebruaryClose-up
By IrisLilli
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: Apr 1, 2010 Easter Hellebore
By okus
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-02-16
By Patty
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-02-16
By Patty
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Location: My garden, Skåne, SwedenDate: April 2016
By William
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2009-04-29
By Zencat
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2008-03-31
By Bonehead
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Location: Our yard, Hot Springs Village, ARDate: 2017-04-08
By rocklady
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: FebruaryNew growth emerging after frosts
By IrisLilli
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Date: 2012-01-30
By chelle
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-07-25
By Zencat
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2010-04-11
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Plant Events from our members
dorothythomas98 From January 19, 2014 to March 31, 2014 Bloomed
MrsBinWY On April 6, 2019 Seeds germinated
3 of the 23 showing
MrsBinWY On April 6, 2019 Seeds germinated
1 of the 'Red Racer' seedlings emerging (there was a radical showing 12-1-18)
MrsBinWY On April 6, 2019 Seeds germinated
dozens of the "pink, green" seedlings up!
MrsBinWY On July 15, 2018 Seeds sown
93 fresh seeds (pink, green) from NHJenDion's 2018 garden. Put in milk jug on back patio to mimic the seasons (warm stratification, followed by cold stratification).
MrsBinWY On July 14, 2018 Seeds sown
100 fresh seeds, descendants of 'Red Racer,' from NHJenDion's 2018 garden. Put in milk jug on back patio to mimic the seasons (warm stratification, followed by cold stratification).
MrsBinWY On June 21, 2018 Seeds sown
23 fresh seeds from NHJenDion's 2018 garden. Put in milk jug on back patio to mimic the seasons (warm stratification, followed by cold stratification).
MrsBinWY On February 3, 2017 Seeds sown
soak until swelling seen (+ H2O2), 27 seeds from LaLambchop1 ('Mixed Hybrids' from Chiltern Seeds for 2017); 3 months warm, 2 months cold: fridged 5-5-17, unfridged 7-8-17, jugged and put in cool basement 7-9-17
KelliW On February 6, 2019 Seeds sown
#33, winter sown, seeds from bellaluna
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
2019 Planned and Actual Purchases by RickM Aug 11, 2019 3:03 PM 45
Have iris ensata, hellebore seedlings and more by daylilly99 Oct 6, 2018 6:28 AM 5
2018 Spring Plant Swap - CHAT by RickM Jun 14, 2018 10:12 AM 300
What's Blooming - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 9, 2020 2:47 PM 1,414
Hellebore (Helleborus orientalis subsp. orientalis) by yurikashtanov Apr 5, 2015 3:34 PM 4
Signs Of Spring. by glengarry23 Mar 10, 2015 9:17 PM 7
Untitled by glengarry23 May 1, 2016 9:15 AM 1,994
How to add plants to my list? by RickM Jan 5, 2014 10:01 PM 8
Finding duplicates in the database by dave Mar 17, 2015 7:29 PM 165

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