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Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver Strain'
Common Name: Stinking Hellebore Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver Strain'
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This seed strain from Ernie and Marietta O'Byrne has pewter blue leaves and red stems. The creamy green flowers sport burgundy edges and bloom in late winter. The textural, leathery, deeply cut foliage is evergreen providing excellent foliage 12 months of the year. Plants do not smell despite the common name unless you mince up the foliage and what gardener would want to put their hellebore in the Cuisinart! Full to part sun. Slightly shorter and more silver than 'Wester Flisk'. Deer resistant.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Woodland, scrub, open rocky areas to around 6000 feet.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Winter - Early Spring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green Silver 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Osmunda regalis "'Purpurascens'"
Osmanthus delavayi
Sarcococca humilis
Trillium sessile

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