Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Pink Beauty'
Pink Beauty Hybrid Christmas Rose
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Item #: 6134
Zones: 5a to 8b
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Helleborus x nigristern) Helleborus 'Pink Beauty' is a new European selection of the rare sterile hybrid (Helleborus niger x Helleborus x sternii). The result is a hellebore with the growth habit of Helleborus niger, but easy to grow like Helleborus x sternii. The grey-green, niger-like leaves are held on purple stems whose color runs well into the leaf base. In spring, the dusty purple flower stalks rise to 10", topped with clusters of pink-backed ivory buds. The flowers open ivory and pink, aging beautifully to dusty pink...an amazing deer-resistant plant for the woodland garden. These are probably root hardy at least through Zone 6, but the old foliage may look ragged and need to be removed in spring. These are all from divisions of a single clone...in other words, all are identical.