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Zone:  5-9, shelter from winter winds

Height:  30-45cm  [1-1.5ft]

Spread:  Same

Bloom:  April-May; Purple-black, almost blue-black on the outside of blossoms

Foliage:  Evergreen, dark, shiny; replaced after bloom

Light:  Shade to semi-shade

Water:  Average

Soil:  Rich, humus, moist

Garden Location:  Shade gardens, naturalizing into large colonies; groundcover under trees and large shrubs

Helleborus orientalis 'Russ Black' (Lenten rose)

  • All parts of this beautiful plant are poisonous.