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botanical name:
Helleborus torquatus
Helleborus torquatus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hellebore
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.35m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Clump forming deciduous perennial, rather variable in form and flower. Mid-green, pedate leaves with tapering, toothed lobes, hairy underneath. Open cup-shaped, outward-facing or pendant, dark veined, deep reddish purple flowers , often green tinted inside, produced from mid winter to early spring before the leaves fully develop.

Neutral to alkaline soil in sun or dappled shade.

Good plant for light woodland.

other notes:
From the Balkans.
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