Scientific Name: Helleborus foetidus Form: Mounded
Common Name:stinking hellebore Texture:Medium
Family Name:RanunculaceaeHabit: Arching
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Spiraled, Palmate venation, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Digitate (palmate), Elliptic, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Purple, Green-yellow, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Follicle, Aggregate fruit, Green, Aug- Jul
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Ground cover
Key ID Features:Leaves evergreen glossy, pungent when crushed, petioles upright, thick and succulent; flowers drooping, cup-shaped, yellowish-green often with a purple edge to the five petal-like sepals in spring; fruit is an aggregate of 3 (-5) wrinkled follicles.