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Helleborus Winter Thriller® (Single Mix)
  • Hellebore Winter Thrillers comes in an array of vibrant colors
  • Hellebore Winter Thrillers is a deer and drought proof perennial
  • Hellebore Winter Thriller is ideal beneath shrubs and trees

Helleborus Winter Thriller® (Single Mix)

Vibrant colors on a Deer-Proof shade perennial!
Item: #HELWT1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $15.99
  • America's #1 Deer Proof Shade Plant
  • Over 200 GIANT 3" flowers per plant
  • Vigorous new strain of 3" flowers
  • Over 20 years of hand-breeding
  • Blooms for 3+ months in winter & spring
  • Thrive in heavy clay or sand
  • Ship Size: Jumbo quart size pot (single plant)
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Helleborus Winter Thriller® (Single Mix) Description

From breeder Chris Hansen, comes this colorful series in Deer-Proof Hellebores!

Deer won't touch this colorful seed strain of Hellebores that begin flowering in late winter & continue for over 3 months!

Each large clump can produce over 200 large 3" single or double flowers. This hand-bred seed-strain is the result of Chris' 20 year breeding program.

Winter Thriller™ Hellebores are more vigorous, have larger flowers, & are more colorful than other seed strains on the market! 

Chris has been carefully hand-crossing Hellebores for over 20 years and is ruthless in his program. Only the most vigorous stock plants are used in the hybridizing process.

Winter Thrillers Hellebores come in a multitude of colors & each plant will be a different color. From giant greens to double pinks, the color range is amazing!

People are constantly searching for deer resistant plants, and Hellebores are definitely at the top of the list of proven performers.

Deer proof Hellebores are perfect companions for colorful Heucheras, Hardy Ferns, & bold Hostas!

If you're looking for a tough, yet beautiful perennial to incorporate into your garden design, Hellebores may be the answer.

These shade garden perennials grow in sandy soil or clay soil, and aren't troubled by pests or disease. This member of the Ranunculus family is a very long-lived perennial that has proven to be 100% deer resistant across the entire US!

Special Features:Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Helleborus Winter Thriller
  • Common Name:
    Lenten Rose
  • Zone:
  • Sun Exposure:
    Shade-Part Shade
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
  • Soil Moisture:
  • Height x Width:
    20" x 24"
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
  • Uses:
    Border, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Ground Cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Slopes, Specimen, Woodland
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK, CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #: None



Soil: Best grown in organically rich, humus, well-drained soils amended with plenty of organic matter, such as well-aged leaf mold and compost. Prefers a soil that is neural to slightly alkaline. Add lime if your soil is extremely acid.
Light: Part shade to full shade
Water: Drought-tolerant once established, Hellebores are at their best in evenly moist soil in partial shade. Water well during extended dry periods.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2 ft. - Locate plants in areas protected from cold winter winds. Although the foliage is evergreen, it may become scorched and tattered in extremely harsh winters, particularly if not sited in locations protected from cold winter winds and/or insulated by snow cover.  
Fertilizing: Plants will benefit from a light application of granular, balanced fertilizer, or side-dressing of compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in spring.
Winterizing:  Do not prune back for winter; a light mulch of salt marsh hay may be beneficial.  Prune back old foliage in spring to make room for new growth.
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back flowering stems after bloom to promote new foliage growth. Plants may be slow to settle in, once they do, they rarely need division and may resent it.


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Helebores Winter Mix
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Greg Papcun  |  Jul 2, 2018
I just planted my Helebores yesterday. Today there is nothing left of the plant but a small stub. I have deer in my area. I dont know what ate 'em but it wasnt me.
Owner Response: So sorry to hear! If it has been within a month that you received the plants, contact our customer service department at 877-447-4769 and we will be able to issue a refund for you.

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Ashley Beauchesne  |  May 31, 2018
This little beauty made her appearance near the beginning of March. I was sad to see that there was some stem damage and that the plant seemed to call it quits after about a month. But then- brand new growth appeared 2 weeks later and she is up and running again! This plant grows fast and has many stunning flowers that last and last. I am very impressed by the return of this plant for round 2. This company has amazing plants.

you have to see them to believe them!
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brenda  |  May 18, 2017
I read the other reviews that were glowing, but even they didn't say enough. These plants are large, full, healthy, literally in perfect condition.

Terrific Plants & Packaging.
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Gordon L.  |  Jun 30, 2016
This is my first order from your nursery— and my initial words upon opening the freight boxes were — WOW! What a terrific packaging plan.  Then I saw the plants and was equally impressed with their quality and how they were each carefully prepped for shipping.  You’ve got me for a repeat customer!  Keep up the great work— it’s hard to find nurseries that do what you do.

Fresh Plants!
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Bess K  |  May 25, 2015
Your box just arrived with my two Hellebores, and I opened it immediately. It looks as if theplants had been dug less than and hour ago, and were in perfect condition. I've already planted them and am certain that they will be beautiful. I know that complaints are more common than compliments, so I just wanted you to know that I am very happy with my purchase, an will certainly order from you again.

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Kay V  |  Jun 22, 2013
I received my package of Hellebores this week. I want to let you know that they are the finest looking set of live plants I have ever purchased by mail order catalog or via internet. The plants are vigorous, large sized, healthy, with immense root structure, and they were impeccably packaged to handle the rigors of shiping. Congratulations on a job well done. I will be ordering more plants from your company in the years ahead