Helleborus 'Ice N Roses Red'


Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Sunlight: partial shade full shade
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Lenten Rose, Winter Rose


This attractive variety produces bushy mounds of thick evergreen leaves; flower stalks, held above the foliage bear showy, cup shaped, red blooms with purplish highlights and pale yellow anthers; a great selection for shade gardens.

Ornamental Features

HGC® Ice N' Roses® Red Hellebore features showy nodding red cup-shaped flowers with buttery yellow eyes and purple streaks at the ends of the stems from late winter to early spring. Its attractive serrated oval compound leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

HGC® Ice N' Roses® Red Hellebore is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

HGC® Ice N' Roses® Red Hellebore is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
Rock/Alpine Gardens
Border Edging
General Garden Use
Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

HGC® Ice N' Roses® Red Hellebore will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.