Helleborus

Hellebore (Helleborus)
Other Names
Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose, Helleborus.
Origins
Native to Europe, Mediterranean, Turkey, Caucasus. Some species can be found in China and Syria.
Type
Perennial (evergreen).
Hardiness
(see References, below)
Zones 3 - 9.
Blooms
December, January,
February, March, April.

Height
2 - 8 in (5 - 20 cm).
Cultivation
Partial or full shade. Moist alkaline or clay soils.
Propagation
From seeds or by division. Hellebore plant may take a little time to get settled, but when it does it will start self-propagating.

In the past, various parts of the plant had been used to make remedies to treat mental disorders.
 These days, it is found medicinally useful in treating some heart conditions.Other

Caution
Hellebore is toxic, - please, use it as a garden accent, only.
It is not suitable for making your own home-made remedies.

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