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Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost' ('HGC Pink Frost' hellebore)

Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost' Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost' Common Name: 'HGC Pink Frost' hellebore 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Spring; Winter
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Color, Shade, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest
Type Perennials

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