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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) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


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.