Fall in love with the perfect winter-to-spring blooming, long-lived perennial. When the weather is cold and dreary many of these hardy Hellebores begin their blooms. Hellebores from the genus Helleborus, are also known as Snow Roses, Christmas Roses, and Lenten Roses. They are not from the Rose family, rather their common names designate their bloom times. Hellebore flowers are velvety and come in a color array from white, pink, salmon, green, purple, and red, to black. Flowers bloom for months, with some plants starting to bloom in October and other plants beginning to bloom in early spring. Hellebores are shade-tolerant plants, but recent hybrids are far more sun tolerant. All species of Hellebores originate from Eurasia. Folklore about Hellebores abounds in plant history books. Expert plantsmen from Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, patiently and meticulously hybridized different species of Hellebores that have provided us with a stunning array of Hellebore hybrids in our gardens across the globe. Today’s Hellebore hybrids have upward-facing flowers, are taller plants, bear single, semi-double, or double-petalled flowers, are more sun tolerant, and some have marbled leaves. These hardy, herbaceous perennials have evergreen leaves that provide year-round interest in the garden. As extra bonuses, these stunning plants are deer and rabbit-resistant, attract bees, are rather disease-resistant, and are easy to grow. Once Hellebores are established with their strong, non-invasive roots, they are relatively drought-resistant.
This plant listing is for Helleborus 'LIARA' part of the Hellebore Gold Collection, HGC® Winter Ballet Series that bears upward-facing large, single-petalled, dusky pink petaled flowers. The petals have darker pink reverse, edging, and veining. This is a real beauty and one of our favorites! 'Liara's' evergreen leaves create year-round interest in the garden. 'Liara' is an interspecies between H. niger and H. x hybridus, where the breeder used characteristics from both species to create this unique perennial. This beautiful, vigorous perennial is an early bloomer with an abundant floral display starting in November and blooms continue into April. Zone 5-8. Mature size is 20-24" x 20-24".
Plants ship either bare root or potted. When shipping bare root plants it is to keep shipping fees reasonable.
Plants typically ship from late March to mid-April. Fall shipments typically occur from late September to mid-October. Pre-orders will ship in the Fall.
Small plants are approximately 4-9 inches from the crown to the leaf level. Once established, these plants will bloom the next flowering season.
Medium plants are approximately 7-12 inches from the crown to the leaf level. Once established, these plants will bloom the next flowering season..
Large plants are approximately 9-15 inches from the crown to the leaf level. Once established, these plants will bloom within 1 year.
Common name: Hellebores, Christmas Roses
Botanical name: H. x lemperii, 'Liara', HGC® Winter Ballet Series
Please see the 'Helleborus Information' section for plant characteristics and planting instructions.
Great companion plants are - Brunnera, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Heuchera (Coral Bells), Hosta, Bergenia, and many other shade-loving plants.
Helleborus 'LIARA' HGC® Winter Ballet Series, Winter Blooming Perennial
Hellebores are low-maintenance and mostly disease and pest-free. In the spring simply trim back last year's foliage. These hardy plants can adapt to diverse growing conditions. They prefer rich, moist,
organic soil, but will also grow in clay or sandy soil. Good soil drainage in the soil is important for healthy root development. Once established these plants can tolerate short periods of drought. Soil pH can range from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Hellebores are shade plants that need to be protected from the hot afternoon sun. They can grow in full shade under large deciduous trees, but the winter sun helps set their blooms. In the fall heavily mulch the soil at the base of Helleborus plants. In the spring new seedlings will grow in this mulch and can then be transplanted elsewhere in the garden.
WARNING: Hellebores are poisonous. Do not consume any part of the plant!
When to Plant:
Late winter to early spring, or in the Fall
Keep plants moderately moist but not wet
At crown level
Return within 7 days of receipt. Please notify us upon delivery if you have concerns related to your new plant(s).