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Hellebore, Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus 'Queen Of The Night'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Species: x hybridus (hy-BRID-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Queen Of The Night
Additional cultivar information:(aka Queen Of The Night Strain)
Hybridized by Strangman
Registered or introduced: 1975




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:


Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter



Other details:

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cumming, Georgia

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 18, 2009, WaterCan2 from Eastern Long Island, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Took mine 2yrs to establish & flower after moving it the first year I had it. Mine has good protection from winter winds which can inflict windchills of up to -31F in my locale. Has withstood ambient temps of -14F for short periods. Tolerates sandy soil, moderately drought tolerant. Likes full sun in winter, shade in summer. Blooms here in mid-March. Good companion plants include crocus, Galanthus elwesii (aka snowdrops); bergenia, , brunneras, early blooming miniature Iris.


On Jan 18, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have found this plant slow to establish, but it was a young bare root plant when I bought it approx. 5 years ago. It now seems to have established and the last two years has thrown multiple flower heads. The young leaves have a purplish tinge, the stems are a deep maroon purple.

Its flowers are of a more rounded form, with a large boss of yellow stamens. The petals are a deep maroon-purple. The colour can apparently vary.

The alternative name of Queen Of The Night Strain is included in this entry according to the information given on this link, and it is unlikely that many people will have a division from the original selection.