Plant Picks: Corsican hellebore

WHAT: The Corsican hellebore, the largest of the species hellebores, was selected for its late winter bloom and ease of care.

In late winter and early spring, look for creamy, pale green flowers peering above the leathery, evergreen foliage.

WHY: Helleborus argutifolius is best used as a specimen plant. An evergreen perennial, it has handsome tripartite foliage, or leaves divided into three leaflets.

WHERE: It will grow best in full sun to light or open shade.

It prefers a well drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if drainage is adequate.

Once established it is fully drought tolerant. Use minimal fertilizer to keep plants from flopping as they mature.

Old flowering stems should be removed to the base as they fade to make room for new growth.

SIZE: This hellebore grows to about 3 feet high and spreads to about 5 feet wide.

Source: www.greatplantpicks.org

More in Life

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

This new Pacific Northwest history textbook is a page turner

Opportunity, growth, conflict. It all happened here, historian David Jepsen says. “Snohomish… Continue reading

The ‘Whimsical Woman’ shares what she learns on the trail

Jennifer Mabus came here from Nevada and Hawaii. She leads hikes and blogs about them.

Restored historic bungalow is featured Everett Home Tour stop

The new owners received high praise from previous inhabitants for preserving its character.

Oh, the horrors! ‘mother’ an exhausting carnival of chaos

What is “mother!”? The coy publicity for this non-capitalized movie hasn’t revealed… Continue reading

Urban trails: 10 hiking destinations close to home

You don’t have to go into the backcountry to hike through Snohomish… Continue reading

Glamping: This mom’s new fav way to do family vacations

After spending the summer searching for the perfect tent trailer, I finally… Continue reading

This father’s reflections on the joys and fears of parenthood

I loved having children. It’s been one of the high points of… Continue reading

Most Read