Common Name: Hellebore, Lenten Rose, Christmas Rose
Growth Habit: Clumping evergreen perennial 12" to 14" high, 24" wide
USDA Zone: 5-8
Exposure: Filtered to full sun. Avoid intense afternoon sun.
Flower Color: Deep golden to pale yellow, some with rose picotee edging and some have red streaking.
Flower form: Single, nodding
Soil type: Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil
Foliage: New leaves are chartreuse, darkening to green with a slight chartreuse cast in summer. Winter leaf color is golden yellow. Red petioles contrast beautifully with the gold.
Bloom Time: January - March
Comments: Winter Jewels™ hellebores are from a hand-selected seed strain, thus, as seedlings, each plant produces a slight variation in color and highlights. 'Golden Sunrise' leaves add interest to the winter garden. Handle drought conditions, once established. Deer resistant. Plant 18" to 20" apart.
Plant Size: 8 x 8 inch pot