'HGC Pink Frost' hellebore

Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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'HGC Pink Frost' hellebore (Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost')
Genus:  Helleborus
‘HGC Pink Frost’ is part of a new series of hellebores that, for the Midwest, bloom very early, some as early as January; this cultivar blooms a bit later, usually in March. The bud count is high, with buds coming out in February all along the plant stem. They start out a deep burgundy but open to soft pink, then age to earthy rose shades. Flowers rise above the foliage, so they are never hidden, and they face outward, creating maximum interest. -Irvin Etienne, Fine Gardening issue 147, page 72
Noteworthy Characteristics:  A very early bloomer, even compared to other hellebores.
Care:  Keep soil ammended with compost and leaf mold.
Propagation:  'HGC Pink Frost' hellebore will spread if given optimal conditions.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Winter
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Color,
Container,
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Winter Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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