Helleborus HGC® Merlin®

Helleborus HGC® Merlin®

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Deer Resistant foliage and flowers
SKU 27599
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Key Characteristics

5 - 9

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

15 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Helleborus HGC® Merlin®

Helleborus Merlin, a standout in the Gold Collection®, transforms the winter and early spring garden with its enchanting blooms. As one of the few plants that thrive in the cooler months, it presents a stunning display of blushing pale pink flowers that gracefully mature to a deep cranberry hue. These blossoms, emerging from plump rosy buds, adorn the compact, well-branched Merlin, showcasing its beauty in full to partial shade settings.

Notably, Helleborus Merlin is celebrated for its free-flowering nature, beginning its floral show in late winter and extending into spring. Hellebores in winter not only enhance the garden's aesthetic but also serve as exquisite cuttings. Imagine floating them in a bowl of water, where their beauty is magnified, providing a captivating indoor display. While much of the garden remains dormant, hellebores in winter lend vibrant color and vitality, making them precious gems among potted plants and garden beds alike.

The appeal of the Helleborus Merlin extends beyond its blooms. Its foliage, a striking bluish-gray, adds further allure to the garden landscape. Additionally, its resilience against common garden pests, thanks to its poisonous nature, ensures that your other shade-loving plants, such as hostas and ferns, remain undisturbed. Ideal for open woodland areas, shade borders, or as a protective companion, the Merlin is not only vigorous but also adaptable. It promises to naturalize over time, spreading its charm, color, and texture throughout your garden spaces, particularly when they're most needed.

Growing Helleborus Merlin is a rewarding endeavor. This perennial's ability to flourish in winter and early spring, coupled with its low maintenance and resistance to pests, makes it a must-have for gardeners looking to enhance their collection of hellebores. Whether planted in the ground or as part of a potted display, Merlin's unique characteristics ensure it stands out as a jewel in the garden throughout its blooming season.

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.

Photo credit (C)Heuger.

Product Details

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Genus Helleborus
Species x ballardiae
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Burgundy, Magenta, Pink, Rose
Bloom Season Start Early Winter
Bloom Season End Early Spring
Foliage Color Blue Green, Dark Green
Resistance Deer Resistance
Special Features Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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