For elegant and unique, long-lasting blooms in the winter landscape, it’s all about Hellebore! Also known as Lenten rose, Snow Rose, and Easter Rose, Hellebores have become an early-blooming perennial favorite among many for good reason.
This hardy evergreen perennial from the Ranunculaceae family, is prized for its leathery evergreen foliage and graceful and prolific cup-shaped blooms that often last for months. Improved breeding techniques in recent years have brought an incredible array of new hybrids and cultivars, with interesting colors, shapes, and patterns, making them a beautiful and integral addition to the winter and spring garden.
Hellebores are tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, but perform best when sited in partial shade (morning shade with afternoon sun is ideal), in rich, moist, well-draining soil. Ensure sure the crown of the plant is just slightly buried beneath the soil, avoiding planting too deeply, as this can hinder flower production. Grows 12-24” high, with a spread 24” wide. A few more things to keep in mind…
- Many think the leathery foliage of hellebore looks best when sheared in late winter, or just before new growth emerges.
- An annual application of compost will help to boost the growth of your hellebores.
- Provide plenty of water during spring and fall when they are actively growing.
- Hellebore is highly toxic.
Here are some of the cultivars we currently have in stock;
Helleborus ‘HGC Pink Frost’
Helleborus ‘HGC Jacob’
Helleborus ‘HGC Merlin’
Helleborus ‘HGC Shooting Star’
Helleborus ‘HGC Liara’
Helleborus ‘Ice N’ Roses Early Red’
Helleborus ‘Ice N’ Roses Early Rose’
Helleborus ‘Ice N’ Roses Red’
Helleborus ‘Ice N’ Roses White’
Helleborus ‘Ice N’ Roses Picotee’
Helleborus ‘Ice N’ Roses Merlot’