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Helleborus x sternii 'Blackthorn'
@ L. Cochran Gdn, WA

Helleborus x sternii 'Blackthorn'

Strain Lenten Rose

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Item #: 1868

Zones: 7a to 8b, at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

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

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We are pleased to offer this exciting strain of hellebores, originally created by Robin and Sue White of England's Blackthorn Nursery with the idea of getting a more compact form of the often gangly H. sternii (H. lividus x H. argutifolius). These upright-growing, 18"-stalked hellebores have marbled, slaty blue-grey, three-sectioned serrated leaves. Atop the purple stems in mid-winter are clusters of pink flower buds that open to medium-sized pink and green flowers. It has been awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.