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Helleborus × hybridus WJ Peppermint Ice
Helleborus × hybridus WJ Peppermint Ice
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Helleborus × hybridus WJ Peppermint Ice

Winter Jewels Hellebore

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.255.400

The Winter Jewels™ Hellebores have been carefully hand-bred from only the best plants collected from around the globe in order to produce a range of new and exciting flower forms and colours. These form a mound of leathery, evergreen foliage bearing upright stems of large, saucer-shaped blooms from late winter through spring. This selection has double, light to medium pink, lotus-like blooms with dark rose picotee edges. Excellent vigor. This variety is reported to retain its colour and petals after the flowers have set seed, greatly extending the interest beyond the initial bloom. Great in part shade. Site these where they will stay for many years, since the plants resent being disturbed. Trim the old leaves to the ground in late winter before the buds emerge, to allow the flowers maximum impact. Lenten Rose was selected as the 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year. Bred by Hellebore hybridizer Marietta O’Byrne of Oregon. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Further details for
Helleborus × hybridus WJ Peppermint Ice

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
  Late Winter
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate