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Helleborus viridis
Helleborus viridis
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Helleborus viridis

Green Hellebore

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.256.180

Nodding saucer-shaped flowers appear in early to mid spring, in a true deep-green shade with a powdery finish. Plants are briefly deciduous in winter, springing out of the ground during early mild spells and producing fairly coarse, divided green leaves. Prefers partial to full shade conditions and tolerates heavy clay soils well. This is a fairly slow-growing species and not really as showy as the flashy modern hybrids, but it offers a sort of classical unspoiled elegance. This species does not have a noticeable scent, pleasant or otherwise. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Further details for
Helleborus viridis

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
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.