Corsican hellebore

Helleborus argutifolius ‘Janet Starnes’

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius ‘Janet Starnes’)
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Synonyms:  H. corsicus
Genus:  Helleborus
This perennial evergreen has white-speckled leaves with toothed edges. It produces abundant yellow flowers in late winter and early spring.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Variegation is most dramatic in shade, but the plant will tolerate more light.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers when ripe. H. argutifolius resents division.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, aphids, black spot and leaf spot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring,
Winter
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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