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Helleborus foetidus 'Krenitsky'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Helleborus foetidus 'Krenitsky'

Krenitsky's Bear Claw Hellebore

Item #: 2281

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Western Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This seed strain of Helleborus foetidus was shared with us by Chapel Hill NC plantsman Tom Krenitsky. Visitors to the garden have marveled at the exceptionally dark green, very serrate leaves, so we finally got around to propagating a few. As with all Helleborus foetidus, the plants grow vigorously the first season forming a 20" tall stalk, clothed in dark green, hand-shaped leaves. After the second winter, the clumps are topped with 2' tall thick flower spikes with light green bells.