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Scientific Name: Helleborus x hybridus
Pronunciation: hel-eh-BORE-us ex HIB-rih-dus
Common Name: hybrid Lenten rose
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Up to 60 cm tall; leathery basal leaves on long petioles, palmately compound and heavy venation with 5-7 dark green, serrate or irregularly toothed leaflets; early flowering cyme, cup-shaped due to 5 petal-like sepals, usually pendulous.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe, Garden origin (varies with cv.: H. lividus x H. niger x H. argutifolium x H. x sternii)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Winter interest, Woodland margin (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
hybrid Lenten rose
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Lobed
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Rugose
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: leaflet accasionally lobed (not always fully divided), netted venation

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Green, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, (Helleborus x hybridus 'Royal Heritage Strain' produces a wide range of shades from white to pink, red, maroon, near black and even green, distinctive cup shaped bloom with strong overlapping petals. Some blooms are freckled or blotched.)
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Follicle, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
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