Wow! This amazing plant is a true collector’s item for garden borders. Helleborus ‘Mrs Betty Ranicar’ is named after a fine Tasmanian plantswoman, and is an orientalis hybrid that produces crowds of fantastic, heavily double, snowy white blooms that will be a delight amongst vivid spring bulbs in the shady border. Be one of the first to grow this top quality double Helleborus from seed!
Hellebores, also known as Lenten or Christmas Roses, are unusual perennial plants in that they bloom in late winter. They are one of the first perennials to bloom. The leathery leaves are evergreen and the single flowers are about 3 ” across. The flowering period can be up to 3 months. Hellebores prefer rich, moist soil and part to full shade. They can be grown in virtually every state in the United States.
This plant has been in cultivation since the Middle Ages and is a welcome sight after Christmas. Plants are hardy in zones 4 through 9 and are 8-12 inches high. They are very easy to grow and virtually trouble free! They make a great shade groundcover!