Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver'
Red Silver Bear Claw Hellebore
Item #: 7707
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 30" 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 is the hottest Helleborus foetidus introduction in years. Helleborus 'Red Silver' popped up in the garden of Ernie and Marietta O'Byrne, probably as a cross of Helleborus 'Sopron' and Helleborus 'Wester Flisk'. For us, Helleborus 'Red Silver' holds its pewter leaf color well through the summer, although it will always be brightest in spring. In addition to the attractive deer-resistant foliage, the 30" tall flower spikes of Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver' are highlighted by red petioles and the typical green flowers are usually accented by a red ring around the rim. Keep in mind this is a seed strain and there is some variability in the offspring.