Hellebore, Lenten Rose
Helleborus 'Double Queen Mix'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Queen Mix
Additional cultivar information:(aka Double Queen Mixed)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.