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Helleborus hybrid
Helleborus hybrid

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Zone
Zones 2-7, 14-17, 32-43
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate
Toxicity
All parts are poisonous if ingested.

Helleborus x nigersmithii

Ranunculaceae
Evergreen, Perennials

HELLEBORUS

Distinctive, long-lived plants that add color to the garden for several months in winter and spring, hellebores are also appreciated for their attractive foliage. Each leaf consists of a long leafstalk ending in large, leathery leaflets grouped together like fingers on an outstretched hand. Flowers are usually shaped like cups or bells (those of Helleborus niger are saucer shaped), either outward facing or drooping; they consist of a ring of petal-like sepals ranging in color from white and green through pink and red to deep purple (rarely yellow). Flowers of all hellebores persist beyond the bloom periods listed, gradually turning green.

Helleborus x nigersmithii

Hybrid of complex parentage, with foliage like that of Helleborus niger. Grows 1 ft. tall, 1 1/2–2 ft. wide,with red buds opening into ivory white flowers that take on rose and chartreuse tones as they age.

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