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common name: Stinking Hellebore
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Attractive dark green divided foliage. Clusters of pale green flowers in late winter to early spring. Often self seeds freely.
Most fertile, humus-rich soils in sun or shade.
From seed, will often freely self-seed.
Borders and woodland gardens, for winter and early spring interest.
The entire plant is very poisonous.