12-24" tall x 12-18” wide. The lime-green flowers of Stinking Hellebore are a bonus, accenting the fabulous fine-textured foliage. This plant provides a lovely complement to broad-leaved shade plants like Hosta, Coral Bells (Heuchera), and Lungwort (Pulmonaria). Plants also look stunning massed beneath large shrubs or trees. Chartreuse blooms, are among the first blooms to emerge in late winter, energizing the winter-and-early spring garden. Flowers will produce viable seed and sprout seedlings around the base of the plant, which can easily be transplanted to other locations in the garden or weeded out. Allow a few seedlings to remain near the parent plant as Stinking Hellebore is not as long-lived as other hellebores. Seedlings will replace the parent plant in several years. Flower stalks can be cut back in early summer after releasing seed to maintain a tidy appearance. Remove old, faded foliage in late winter to early spring. Grow in partial to full shade in any well-drained soil.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
6, 7, 8, 9
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late winter to early spring
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
7-10 deeply lobed, dark green, lance-shaped leaves.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Evergreen where hardy. Flowers and bruised foliage are unpleasantly aromatic. Protect from cold winter winds.
Plant of Merit
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|