Helleborus foetidus

Stinking Hellebore, Bearsfoot 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 foetidus, Stinking Hellebore, Bearsfoot Hellebore, Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose
Like black velvet in a jeweler's showcase, use its black-green leaves at the back of a mixed bed to enhance silver-leaved plants grown in front. Pale green flowers are rimmed with red.

Attributes - Helleborus foetidus

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 4 in. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Poisonous. Susceptible to Aphids.

Related Plants

Helleborus argutifolius, Helleborus orientalis
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