Helleborus × ballardiae ‘Coseh810’ MERLIN®
© Skagit Gardens, Mount Vernon, Washington
MERLIN® is one of newer hybrid hellebores that is a standout for its delicate pink flowers adorning the dark green foliage in late winter. The blossoms mature to dusky rose on this evergreen perennial.
Plant Type: clumping perennial
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 1 ft. 3 in. (0.38 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: rose
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: stunning flowers in late winter
Wildlife Associations: bees
- Culture Notes
- This hellebore hybrid grows best in light or open shade and prefers a rich well-drained soil. Water at least once a week during dry weather. This newer hybrid has disease resistant foliage; however, the leaves can be cut to the ground in December or early January allowing for the best viewing of the flowers. Faded flowers can be cut back in late April.
- Geek Notes
- MERLIN® is part of the Helleborus Gold Collection® (HGC) and an introduction by Josef Heuger of Heuger Nursery in Germany.