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PlantFiles: Hellebore, Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus 'Blue Lady'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Species: x hybridus (hy-BRID-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Lady
Additional cultivar information: (Lady series)
Hybridized by Gisela Schmiemann

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
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)
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:
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Kim_M On Sep 24, 2011, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very impressed with this plant. It's planted under a tree that most other plants died and suffered during the drought. This plant was not affected in the least bit. I would suppose it tolerates dry shade and harsh conditions.

Positive themikeman On Nov 17, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Just a really kool plant and groundcover!! there is nothing that looks anything like it except for maybe a cannabis plants leaf, so i would be careful where you plant this in your yard, especially if your not in good standings with your neighboors as this plant could easily be mistaken as a baby plant of something less legal from far back, except for the fact that its so short..LOL..also after handling these leaves while planting i got an horribly itchy pink rash on my hands that lasted for only about a day; so i guess it can be a slight skin irritant for those who are sickly and suffer form allergens such as myself, just such a kool awesome plant though, for such a little plant reaching only about 1 ft tall it has such huge weird leaves and beautiful, grey blue, to purple blooms, for weeks and weeks.. peace..mike


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

Dracut, Massachusetts
Saint Paul, Minnesota
New York City, New York
Concord, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Garland, Texas
Chimacum, Washington

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