Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose, Helleborus.
Native to Europe, Mediterranean, Turkey, Caucasus. Some species can be found in China and Syria.
(see References, below)
Zones 3 - 9.
February, March, April.
2 - 8 in (5 - 20 cm).
Partial or full shade. Moist alkaline or clay soils.
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.
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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