Apricot Blush Lenten/Christmas Rose - Helleborus - Shade Lover - 2.5" Pot
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The Winter Jewels™ Hellebores have been carefully hand-bred from only the best plants collected from around the globe in order to produce a range of new and exciting flower forms and colours. These form a mound of leathery, evergreen foliage bearing upright stems of large, saucer-shaped blooms from late winter through spring. This selection is vigorous and unique in colour featuring single apricot to peach petals, streaked, flushed or edged with deeper rose pink. Great in part shade. Site these where they will stay for many years, since the plants resent being disturbed. Trim the old leaves to the ground in late winter before the buds emerge, to allow the flowers maximum impact. Bred by Hellebore hybridizer Marietta O’Byrne of Oregon. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.
Helleborus are perfect perennials when you need a splash of color as you weary of winter's grip. Lovely nodding cup-shaped flowers herald the coming of spring. Avoid dry soil with full sun. Good evergreen groundcover. Prefers humus-rich, well-drained soil and regular watering. Cut back flowering stems after bloom to promote new foliage growth and to prevent prolific self seeding. Many plantlets will form around base of parent plant and will bloom around the third year if left alone. Division is generally not needed but can be performed in early spring if desired. Hardy in zones 3-9. Height: 12-14 inches.