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Helleborus Molly’s White (Hellebore)

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Helleborus 'Molly's White', Molly's White Hellebore, Hellebore Molly's White, White Hellebore, Single Hellebore

Helleborus Molly’s White is a beautiful and popular Lenten rose with divided, leathery, moss-green foliage veined in silvery white. The foliage is evergreen and can provide year-round interest in the garden, even when the plant is not in bloom. In the late winter and early spring, cup-shaped, greenish-white flowers dangle from tall stems rising above the foliage mound. Molly’s White is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that can add a beautiful touch to shady or woodland gardens and is also deer-resistant.

  • Grows in a bushy, upright clump, up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm). 
  • Performs best in part shade in fertile, humus-rich, moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Can tolerate some sun if the roots are kept cool. Avoid soils prone to drying out or staying wet.
  • Select a sheltered site to protect your hellebores from cold winter winds.
  • Easy to grow, this plant is a welcomed addition to shady borders, containers, under trees or large shrubs, woodland gardens, or cottage gardens. Plant in groups for the best visual impact.
  • Hellebore flowers provide valuable nectar for early pollinators. Hellebore is not generally a plant that deer or other animals seek out to eat, but if other food sources are scarce, they may come along and make a meal out of your Hellebore.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids, leafminers, snails, hellebore leaf spot, and hellebore black death.
  • Remove faded flower stems (unless you require seed) to promote new growth and for a neat appearance.
  • Cut back to the ground brown or dead foliage in late winter when flower buds start to develop.
  • Propagate by seed or by division in autumn.
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, and skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Helleborus
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Helleborus ‘California Dreaming’ (Hellebore)
Helleborus ‘Shotgun Wedding’ (Hellebore)
Helleborus ‘Confetti Cake’ (Hellebore)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Helleborus
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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