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PlantFiles: Hellebore
Helleborus 'Double Queen'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Queen

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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 the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

I purchased this last April from Plants Delight. They advertise the Double Queen strain to be about 80% double. This March, it bloomed as a huge double with purple speckles throughout. I have about 15 different hellebores and this is by far the nicest. Of course, I could have just gotten lucky.

Regional...

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

Moss Beach, California
Richmond, California
Mcdonough, Georgia
Coshocton, Ohio
Dallas, Oregon
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania



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