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Helleborus viridis ssp. occidentalis

Green Lenten Rose

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Item #: 3108

Zones: 6a to 9b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Western Europe

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

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While certainly not the most spectacular of the hellebores, there are few better work horses in the woodland garden that H. viridis. In very early spring (February- April) in NC, the narrow semi-evergreen foliage serves as a nice foil to the stalks of 1" round green flowers. This easy to grow lenten rose prefers deciduous woodland conditions and has an amazing tolerance of wet clay alkaline soils.