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Helleborus Foetidus

Botanical Name:

Helleborus foetidus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Many flowers, 5-parted, drooping, green flushed with purple at apex. A stalked cyme or panicle, terminal, bracteated, often nodding; bracts gigantic, leaf-like, dark green, entire to sparsely toothed, +/- lobed. 1-many, usually greenish, tinted gold or brown, pink or purple, cup or bowl-shaped, nodding, 3-4" dia; sepals 5, showy, pigmented, broadly ovate-elliptic; inner petal segments numerous, consisting of tubular nectaries, green to greenish-yellow, ephemeral; stamens numerous, anther yellow. Blooms from February to April.

Fruit

Clustered, green, fleshy capsules, long-beaked, surrounded by persistent sepals.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Helleborus - Hellebores

Genus

Helleborus

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