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HELLEBORUS x hybridus 'Red Lady'

Image of Helleborus x hybridus 'Red Lady' (LADY SERIES)

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

HELLEBORUS x hybridus 'Red Lady'( LADY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Lenten Rose

General Description

A colorful strain of hellebores developed by Gisela Schmiemann of Cologne, Germany, these seed-grown hybrids of Lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis) make outstanding additions to the shade garden. From late winter into spring 'Red Lady' bears wine-red, buttercup-shaped flowers on strong stems above substantial clumps of shiny, leathery, jaggedly hand-shaped evergreen leaves. The fresh lime-green new leaves appear with the blooms.

Hellebores prefer a rich, loamy, neutral to alkaline soil, and some protection from sun and drying winds. They often self-sow to form large colonies. Combine them with shade-loving bulbs, evergreen ferns, perennials and shrubs. Unlike many plants that bloom at this time of year, deer don't bother them.

There are health concerns related to this plant. To learn more go to: http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/projects/poison/agbook/hellebor.htm

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (18)

  • Width

    0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (18)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Lime Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes