Helleborus × ballardiae ‘Coseh810’ MERLIN®

hybrid hellebore

  • © Skagit Gardens, Mount Vernon, Washington

Outstanding Qualities

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.

Quick Facts

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.