Helleborus argutifolius

Hellebore, Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose

Highly-prized, long-lived perennials with evergreen foliage. Winter to early spring-blooming flowers come in a wide range of colors. Excellent for perennial borders, woodland gardens and as cut flowers. Plant with Azaleas, Rhododendrons and ferns. The Helleborus Niger is called the Christmas Rose because legend has it that it bloomed on the first Christmas Eve. Slow to re-establish after transplant. Grows slowly by seed. Divide in late summer or fall.
Helleborus argutifolius, Hellebore, Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose
Grow this elegant beauty by bright colors for a cool contrast. Tall stems bear clusters of 20 to 30 pale green, cup-shaped blossoms. Needs full sun and rich soil with good drainage. May need staking in the open, and most die at 5 or 6 years, so replace with easily-grown seedlings.

Attributes - Helleborus argutifolius

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Poisonous. Susceptible to Aphids.

Related Plants

Helleborus foetidus, Helleborus orientalis
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