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botanical name:
Helleborus foetidus
Helleborus foetidus © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Stinking Hellebore
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: light green
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Attractive dark green divided foliage. Clusters of pale green flowers in late winter to early spring. Often self seeds freely.

cultivation:
Most fertile, humus-rich soils in sun or shade.

propagation:
From seed, will often freely self-seed.

usage:
Borders and woodland gardens, for winter and early spring interest.

other notes:
The entire plant is very poisonous.
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