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botanical name:
Helleborus orientalis
Helleborus orientalis © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Lenten rose
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Nearly evergreen foliage on upright and sometimes branching stems, with new leaves being produced after flowering. Beautiful nodding, cup shaped flower which are very variable in colour, usually white, pink or purple but there are some yellowish forms. Flowering may be from mid-winter to mid-spring.

cultivation:
Neutral to alkaline, humus rich soil in sun or part shade. Quite tolerant of various conditions.

propagation:
From seed or by division, preferably in early autumn.

other notes:
Parent species of the many named selections classified under Helleborus x hybridus.

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