Hellebore, Lenten Rose
Helleborus 'Double Queen Mix'

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

Category
Perennials

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
Flowers are good for cutting
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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