Helleborus foetidus is a carefree perennial noted for its bell-shaped, pale green flowers that open in mid-November and last until late spring. Its lacy, narrow leaves remains dark, rich green year-round. This striking plant is easy to grow and is drought tolerant once established.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: gold, dark green, variegated
Great Color Partners: cream, blue, silver
Culture NotesThis tough hellebore will grow in light to deep shade. It prefers a moist to well drained soil, but will tolerate sand or clay. Once established it is fully drought tolerant, although it does appreciate occasional watering during dry weather. New growth will appear at the base in late winter. This is a short lived perennial. It is best to allow the flowers to go to seed and cut back the faded flowering stems in late May to early June being careful not to damage the new growth.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9
Flower Color: green
Sun/Light Exposure: light to deep shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established