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Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' PP 19,439
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' PP 19,439

Hybrid Hellebore

Item #: 9417

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L)

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(aka: Helleborus 'Walhero') Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' is only the second hybrid of Helleborus niger and Helleborus x hybridus. This prolific-flowering selection from the UK's David Tristram was discovered in 2000, but only released in 2009, although stock remains very limited. In our trials, Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' starts flowering in early February (NC) with rosy pink flowers that age darker pink. The foliage and flowers are intermediate between both parents and, like Helleborus niger, face outward and are less damaged by severe freezes than Helleborus x hybridus. Also, Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' is sterile, so unlike our former Senator Edwards, there won't be any surprise offspring to deal with. We find that Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' prefers a bit more sun than typical Helleborus x hybridus, so no deep shade.