These exquisite double flowers range from dark plums to lemony yellows, and bloom for an extended season followed by bold, ground-covering new foliage. Use multiple plants for a full range of color, and choose a site along a woodland path or at the base of shrub plantings for a dazzling spring display. One plant, our choice of color.
These aristocrats of the woodland garden are native to Europe and western Asia. The genus Helleborus contains about 20 species of perennials that bloom in early winter in mild climates and in late winter or early spring where the soil freezes hard, which makes them either the last or the first flowers in the garden. They require a moist but well-drained site under the shade of trees. Take care to amend the soil with plenty of organic matter, such as well-aged leaf mold and compost. You'll be rewarded with long-lived, deer- and vole-resistant plants that will spread nicely on their own.
For more information on growing Helleborus, click on Growing Guide.