|Common Name||Lenten rose|
|Plant Series||Helleborus NORTH STAR™ Collection|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||January, February, March|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Landscape Value||Entry, mixed beds, borders.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||25" / 38" / 30"|
|Soil (Garden)||Rich, but plant is fairly tolerant. Good drainage is a must.|
|Special Uses||Deer Resistant, Winter Color|
Helleborus NORTH STAR™ Plum
Stunningly rich, plum-purple double flowers are held just above the pine-green foliage. This evergreen, deer-resistant plant adds dramatic color to sunny borders and tree understories as late winter turns to spring. Bred for reliable tissue culture production planning. Plant in spring for flowering the following winter.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Keep moist. Do not allow to dry out between waterings.|
|EC||1.5 – 2.0|
|pH||6.0 – 7.0|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||For spring blooming plants, transplant the summer before. Helleborus grow best (greenhouse production) when day temperatures are 50-65° F and night temperatures are 45-55° F. Spring/Summer growing: 50% shade in the northern states, 70% shade for southern states is beneficial.|
|Finish Time to 4″||8 – 12 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||16 – 20 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Short Day|
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