Helleborus ‘Anna's Red’

Anna's Red hellebore

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Red-violet flowers and new bronzy green foliage marbled with vibrant pink makes ‘Anna’s Red’ a magnificent harbinger of spring in the winter garden. As the flowers mature they deepen to a burgundy-red and the pink veins on the leathery leaves matures to a cream remaining attractive through the coming seasons.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: red

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: stunning flowers in late winter

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ grows best in full sun to light shade with a rich well-drained soil, but will tolerate sandy soils and clay if the drainage is adequate. Water regularly until established then occasional watering will suffice. Foliage can be pruned off in December or early January to show off the blooms. Faded flowers can be cut to the ground in May.
Geek Notes
Released in 2013 this hellebore is a hybrid cross of Helleborus lividus, H. niger, and H. x hybridus. Bred at RD Plants by Rodney Davey and Lynda Windsor in the United Kingdom it was named after British author and plantswoman, Anna Pavord.