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Helleborus foetidus ‘Wester Flisk’
Helleborus foetidus ‘Wester Flisk’

Helleborus

Christmas Rose/Lenten Rose

Stories about this genus are countless. In medieval times, it was considered a weapon a­gainst witches, madness and evil spirits. Hellebores deserve a place in every garden, not only because of their supposed power, but because they bloom for a long time, early in winter, when the weather is cool and many plants are still dormant. Most like moist, loamy soil with lime and leaf mold. We like them as ground covers for deciduous shrubs, conifers, or broad-leafed evergreens, and when possible plant them in an elevated spot to admire their flowers.

<i>Helleborus foetidus</i> ‘Wester Flisk’ <i>Helleborus foetidus</i> ‘Wester Flisk’

From the banks of Scotland’s Tay River, ‘Wester Flisk’s fantastic foliar effect and extraordinary coloration will leave you spellbound. Large finely dissected palmate leaves with narrow jagged-edged finger-like leaflets interlace in a singular geometric fashion, creating a dark grayishgreen dome that casts maroon shades from fall to spring. Set off by red-infused stems and stalks, the airy chartreuse clusters of perfectly shaped bell flowers are rimmed in red. This exceptional selection maintains its composure when exposed to sun or shade, rabbits and deer, plus dry, moist or clay soil.

Blooms February–April

Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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