This improved form of Helleborus niger comes from the German breeding program of Joseph Heuger. Helleborus 'HGC Josef Lemper' is a tissue-cultured hellebore clone selected for its upright habit and longer flowering period which, in NC, begins in October...yes, October, and continues until February. The large white flowers are typical for Helleborus niger. We think you will find this new hellebore cultivar quite amazing. Well-drained soils are very important for success with Helleborus niger.