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‘HGC Pink Frost’ hellebore

Helleborus × ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’

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‘HGC Pink Frost’ is part of a new series of hellebores that, for the Midwest, bloom very early, some as early as January. This cultivar blooms a bit later, usually in March. The bud count is high, with buds coming out in February all along the plant stem. They start out a deep burgundy but open to soft pink, then age to earthy rose shades. Flowers rise above the foliage, so they are never hidden, and they face outward, creating maximum interest. — Irvin Etienne, Fine Gardening #147

Noteworthy Characteristics This cultivar is a very early bloomer, even compared to other hellebores.

Care Keep soil amended with compost and leaf mold.

Propagation 'HGC Pink Frost' hellebore will spread if given optimal conditions.

  • Genus : Helleborus
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers, Shade
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Winter
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest

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