This hairless or slightly hairy perennial has over-wintering, leathery, deep green basal leaves each divided into 7 or 9 leaflets. From January until May, masses of white or greenish-cream flowers, becoming pink with age, appear on branched stems.
CareGrows best in rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil, but it tolerates most growing conditions.
PropagationDivide after flowering in early spring or late summer.
ProblemsSlugs, snails, aphids, leaf spot, and black rot.
- Genus : Helleborus
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring, Winter
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest