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Helleborus x hybridus WJ Double Slate
Common Name: Lenten Rose Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

The Double Slate strain offers double slate blue flowers that are a rich purple overlain with greyish purple that can look like grey-blue. The colour of dark Helleborus lasts for months, even into summer. Plant Double Slate with lighter coloured hellebores to help show off the dark tepals. This gorgeous hellebore strain comes from the Winter Jewels Series bred by Marietta O’Byrne, one of the best hellebore breeders in the world. As with all strains the exact colour and flower shape will vary. Deer resistant. Perennial Plant of the Year 2005.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBlack
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height8-12" Bloom TimeLate Winter - Early Spring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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