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Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore

Helleborus 'Glenda's Gloss'

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Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore (Helleborus 'Glenda's Gloss') at Patuxent Nursery

Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore flowers

Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Lenten Rose, Winter Rose

Group/Class:  Frostkiss Series

Description:

This beautiful selection produces bushy mounds of thick evergreen leaves; flower stalks, held above the foliage bear showy, cup shaped, creamy white blooms with violet edges and butter yellow anthers; a great selection for shade gardens

Ornamental Features

Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore features showy nodding creamy white cup-shaped flowers with buttery yellow eyes and violet edges at the ends of the stems from late winter to mid spring. Its attractive serrated oval compound leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning dark green in color with distinctive grayish green veins the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Frostkiss® Glenda's Gloss Hellebore will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
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Ornamental Features