JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Helleborus foetidus 'Dunham'
Bear Claw Hellebore
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Item #: 6465
Zones: 5b to 8b, at least
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: Western Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Our first plants of Helleborus foetidus were a wonderful form from the late Rachel Dunham of Cary, NC. In the first season the plants grow rapidly, forming a substantial, thick, 20" tall, green stalk adorned with dark green, serrated-edge, evergreen foliage. In late winter, clumps of Helleborus foetidus 'Dunham' are topped with a giant candelabra of green bells that would have made Liberace proud. Helleborus foetidus is a short-lived perennial, so allow it to seed in place, which it does quite well.