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Helleborus purpurascens
Common Name: Lenten Rose Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Helleborus purpurascens
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Collector's Hellebore: This deciduous hellebore is a wonderful ornamental species for the shade or woodland garden. The large flowers are colourful ranging from reddish purple to greenish brown often with pink, blue or slate tones mixed in. The leafy bracts might also have burgundy tones. Native to Romania, Hungary, eastern Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Ukraine. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Woodland, edges; elevation 450-2000 feet.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeLate Winter - Early Spring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Anemone nemerosa
Trillium erectum

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