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Helleborus orientalis 'Blue Lady'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helleborus (hel-eh-BORE-us) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Lady

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Category:
Perennials

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

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

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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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

Regional...

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

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



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