'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 Flower
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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