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Helleborus argutifolius


Helleborus argutifolius, the Corsican hellebore, is the largest of all hellebores up to three feet tall with apple green flowers.

Helleborus argutifolius is the dramatic evergreen architectural Corsican hellebore that rewards one with exquisite cup-shaped, apple-green flowers in late winter and early spring. Use as a fantastic entrance-way focal point or plant it in view from a window where you can see the flowers lighting up even the darkest and rainiest of spring days. Prefers more sun than H. x hybridus and niger. In the wild found only on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Corsican Hellebore

Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Winter - Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shorelines, roadsides, woodland, maquis, exposed mountain tops, hillside pastures and occasionally in stream beds.

Award: GPP, AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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