Helleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red Hellebore

Helleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red Hellebore
Helleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red Hellebore

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Blooms the first year | Gorgeous evergreen foliage
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Key Characteristics

5 - 8

Mature Height

18 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Helleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red Hellebore

The Helleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red Hellebore stands as a beacon of beauty in any shade garden, offering an exquisite display of deep-burgundy flowers that bloom profusely from the winter through to the early spring. This evergreen perennial is a treasure in the garden, with its unique, marbled foliage that transitions from a bronze-green with vibrant pink veins in the spring to a mature cream variegation, perfectly complementing the rich color of Anna Pavord's namesake blooms. The long-lasting, nodding to outward-facing flowers are not only a sight to behold but also serve as a vital early food source for emerging bees, thanks to their nectar and pollen.

As a robust Helleborus hybrid, commonly referred to as the Lenten rose, Anna's Red exhibits vigorous growth and an upright, mounding habit. It shines when massed or grouped in garden beds, borders, or patio pots, and doubles as an enchanting ground cover that will naturally expand through its rhizomatous roots without becoming invasive. This variety is particularly striking when planted under the dappled shade of a high-branched deciduous tree or a large shrub, offering protection from the harsh winter winds.

Anna's Red is celebrated for its cold hardiness, ease of growth, and minimal maintenance requirements. It thrives in dappled shade environments with organically rich, moist, yet well-draining soil, adaptable to a neutral to alkaline pH. Remarkably resilient, it can grow in a variety of soil types, including chalk, clay, and loam, and withstands different growing conditions. Once established, it demonstrates drought tolerance, although it does not fare well in overly wet conditions. Additionally, it is resistant to deer and rabbits.

Helleborus are early blooming evergreen perennials with nodding flowers that delight in your winter garden. Follow our expert's advice on Hellebore Planting and Care and learn more about these long-lived plants in our blog All About Hellebores.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Helleborus
Species x hybridus
Variety 'ABCRD02'
Plant Patent PP24720
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Season Start Early Winter
Bloom Season End Early Spring
Foliage Color Variegated
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Winter Interest
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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