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Helleborus Orientalis

Botanical Name:

Helleborus orientalis

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Ground Cover, Perennial, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Beautiful harbingers of spring, with interesting, nodding solitary winter flowers, 2.5" wide and saucer shaped. 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.

Fruit

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

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Ranunculaceae

Genus

Helleborus

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