CHRISTMAS ROSE Helleborus sternii

Helleborus sternii

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A stunning perennial with metallic veined foliage, surrounded by serrated dark-green leaves that are evergreen and persist year-round, even in freezing climates. A popular plant to bring color to the shade. Flowers are shades of soft pink, to dark pink, to purple.

Helleborus are widely admired perennials! Flowers are available in a wide range of colors, and foliage is dark green, shiny, and evergreen even in the coldest climates. Flowers begin to bloom as the snow is receding, and continue through spring creating a magnificent display. Helleborus can be best appreciated when planted near the front of the perennial border. We have been growing these plants for a number of years in our zone 4 gardens, and they are always a welcomed sight of elegant color!

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Type: Perennial, with evergreen foliage 

Hardiness zones: 4-9

Height: 24"

Location: Part shade or full shade

Seeds per pack: 5

Note: Ornamental use only. These seeds and/or plants are poisonous.

Availability: If these seeds are showing out of stock, we strongly recommend joining our wait list, as Helleborus seeds have a very shorty viability window, and this helps ensure you get the freshest seeds possible! If they are available, they will only be available for a short time.

GerminationStart these seeds right away to preserve viability, no matter the time of year. These seeds require a period of cold. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water in. Leave them at room temperature for 2 weeks. They will not grow yet. Then cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for 5-6 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the cold stratification period they are then brought back to room temperature for them to germinate. If possible, the best location for sowing in March, April and May, is in cold frame or a cold greenhouse where they will receive the cold period and fluctuating temperatures naturally.

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