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Helleborus croaticus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
hel-eh-BORE-us kro-ah-TIH-kus
Description

Croatian Hellebore is an evergreen perennial recently found in Croatia and is in the buttercup family. It grows only to 1 foot tall and blooms in winter to early spring with small cup-shaped flowers that are purple on the outside and green with purple veins inside.

Plant in average moist well-drained soil in an area it can get some sun in winter but shade in the heat of the summer. Under deciduous trees work very well for this requirement. Plant where their early blooms can be enjoyed when little else is blooming.

More information on Helleborus.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Shade Garden Sitting Wall
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#perennial#purple flowers#shade tolerant#green flowers#shade garden#broadleaf evergreen#spring flowers#winter interest#moist soil#deer resistant#winter flowers#HS302#well drained soil
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#perennial#purple flowers#shade tolerant#green flowers#shade garden#broadleaf evergreen#spring flowers#winter interest#moist soil#deer resistant#winter flowers#HS302#well drained soil
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Helleborus
    Species:
    croaticus
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Croatia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Pendant cup-shaped flowers that are purple on the outside and green with purple veining inside. Blooms Feb. - March or April
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer