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Hellebore 'Anna's Red'

Helleborus (Rodney Davey Marbled Group) 'Anna's Red'

Also known as

Lenten Rose 'Anna's Red'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

20cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hellebore 'Anna's Red' Overview

Helleborus 'Anna's Red' is a clump forming plant that is ideal for planting in scrub, woodland or grassy sites in the garden. Commonly known as hellebores, they have leathery dark green leaves and in late winter and early spring they produces single deep red to purple cup shaped flowers These beautiful blooms are often used as cut flowers.

Common problems with Hellebore 'Anna's Red'

Hellebores can also suffer from black rot and from black death which appears as black streaking and mottling between leaf veins, or black marks in a ringspot pattern down the leaf stalks.

How to harvest Hellebore 'Anna's Red'

Flowers can be picked for the vase: pick at fully ripe stage to extend the vase life, that is when the stamens have dropped off and the seed pods have started to form. They may be less attractive, but they will last longer.

How to propagate Hellebore 'Anna's Red'

Division

Divide plants after flowering in spring.

Seed

Seeds can be sown as soon as they are harvested.

Rhizomes

Divide plants after flowering in spring, splitting the rhizomes into pieces to regrow.

Special features of Hellebore 'Anna's Red'

Winter colour

Attractive flowers

The flower head has a gentle nodding habit which when lifted up reveals the stunning deep rich red colour

Other uses of Hellebore 'Anna's Red'

Perfect for underplanting of roses and shrubs in flower beds/borders in sheltered areas.