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Helleborus odorus 'Double Queen' (Lenten rose, hellebore)

Helleborus odorus 'Double Queen' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Park Seed

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Helleborus odorus 'Double Queen' hel-LEB-or-us OH-dor-us Common Name: Lenten rose, hellebore Genus: Helleborus
Hellebores begin blooming in mid-winter in a range of colors, adding much needed color very early in the season. They bloom when the temperature is below freezing, even amidst the snow. Protect from cold winter winds, especially when not insulated by snow, to avoid damaged foliage. Avoid ingestion of all plant parts and contact with the sap.
Noteworthy characteristics: Double-flowered, naturalizes well, and comes true from seed.
Care: Best grown in humus-rich, neutral to alkaline, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers light to moderate shade. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Cut back flowering stems after bloom to promote new foliage growth. Locate plants in areas protected from cold winter winds.
Propagation:

Allow it to naturalize, divide after flowering, or sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe.


Problems:

 Slugs, snails, aphids, leaf spot, and black rot.


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Part Shade Only;Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Spring; Winter
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Shade, Cut Flower, Naturalizing
Style Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest
Type Perennials

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