Corsican Hellebore, Corsican Rose
Helleborus argutifolius 'Silver Lace'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Species: argutifolius (ar-gew-tih-FOH-lee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Lace
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

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Knights Landing, California

San Leandro, California

Marietta, Georgia

Issaquah, Washington

North Bend, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 13, 2009, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

Corsican Hellebore is one of the hardiest for this area, the Pacific Northwest. Typically, the height is about 3 feet and the width five feet, with lots and lots of flowers, and they do very well in this climate, where the weather is erratic.

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On Dec 25, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant has very stiff, leathery leaves with stickers running all the way around the perimeter of the leaf.