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Helleborus × ballardiae HGC Merlin
Helleborus × ballardiae HGC Merlin
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Helleborus × ballardiae HGC Merlin

Gold Collection Hellebore

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.256.060

(='COSEH 810') This Gold Collection Hellebore is an absolutely wonderful introduction bred by Josef Heuger in Germany. It is a sturdy hybrid and is gorgeous both in leaf and in flower. It forms a low mound of large, leathery, evergreen, green leaves. Large outfacing light pink to pink flowers that mature to cranberry, appear in early spring. Avoid doing any pruning other than to remove dead leaves or stems down near the base of the plant. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant. USPP#22350: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Helleborus × ballardiae HGC Merlin

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
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 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.