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‘HGC Pink Frost’ hellebore

Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Pink Frost'

‘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 CharacteristicsA very early bloomer, even compared to other hellebores.

CareKeep soil ammended with compost and leaf mold.

Propagation'HGC Pink Frost' hellebore will spread if given optimal conditions.

  • Genus : Helleborus
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers, Shade
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Winter
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest
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  1. cheriecave 08/02/2017

    I have planted my Pink Frost Lemon Rose in my garden. The leaves and stems are totally flat to the ground...three days now. I know it seems to like more shade than not, however, it gets half a day of shade and the rest full sun. Is this bad or is the plant just in shock?

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    SylviaDTroutman 10/18/2018

    really i like flowers and thanks for sharing this flower info

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    ShellyHHansen 11/25/2018

    Great post! These interesting tips and suggestions will do good to every gardener.

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