Helleborus

Helleborus spp.

profile iconHelleborus orientalis. Lenteroos 04
by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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A close up of a pink Helleborus flower
profile iconHelleborus orientalis. Lenteroos 04
by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Helleborus is a genus of around 15 rhizomatous semi-evergreen or herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Ranunculaceae family. They are native to Eurasia and many are popular garden plants, grown for their deeply divided leaves and large nodding, bowl-shaped Winter flowers composed of five petal-like sepals in a variety of colours and patterns that can persist for many months.

Planning

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Winter

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Green, Cream

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