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Helleborus foetidus/Stinking Hellebore

Helleborus foetidus / Helleborus foetidus
Flowers and foliage in late autumn
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Flowers and foliage in late autumn

A young plant in bloom

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Scientific Name: Helleborus foetidus
Common Name: Stinking Hellebore
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Foliage is pungent only when crushed and all parts are poisonous if ingested. The foliage turns olive-black in early winter and there is then a sharp contrast between it and the chartreuse flowers when they appear later in winter and spring. This plant can be counted on to perform well year after year.