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A Cheerful Winter Border Idea with Hellebores and Cyclamens

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Winter Borders, Spring Borders


Cyclamens coum (Persian Violet) are fabulous at brightening the winter or early spring garden with their bold splashes of colors in shades of pink, lavender, white or fuchsia. Ideal for naturalizing between shrubs and trees, they are easy to grow and self-sow once established, creating a striking floral carpet over time. They combine beautifully with Hellebores, another outstanding winter bloomer.

Known as Christmas Roses (Helleborus niger) or Lenten Roses (Helleborus x hybridus or orientalis), Hellebores are prized for their profuse and long-lasting blooms as well as for their attractive leathery foliage which remains fresh-looking year-round. Blooming steadily from midwinter to mid spring, Hellebores are tough, cold-hardy, deer or rabbit resistant and easy to grow perennials.

Low care, Hellebores and Cyclamen are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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