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PlantFiles: Lenten Rose
Helleborus 'Empathy'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Empathy
Additional cultivar information: (Immanence series)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative fel On Mar 27, 2010, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I purchased this last Spring as an almost bloom size plant. From the picture and description, it was supposed to have a pink to white gradient on the petals and upright flowers. It bloomed this year -- white with an occasional purple speck, and just as floppy as any other hybrid hellebore. I am disappointed.

Regional...

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

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania



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