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
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- Botanical Name:
Helleborus Winter Thriller
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20" x 24"
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Border, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Ground Cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Slopes, Specimen, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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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.
ReviewsWrite a reviewyou have to see them to believe them!brenda | May 18, 2017I 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.Gordon L. | Jun 30, 2016This 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!Bess K | May 25, 2015Your 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.
HelleboresKay V | Jun 22, 2013I 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