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Helleborus x ballardiae 'Candy Love'

Hellebore 'Candy Love', Candy Love Hybrid Christmas Rose, Helleborus ÌÑ ericsmithii Winter Magic‰ã¢ 'Candy Love'


Incredibly floriferous, Helleborus x ballardiae 'Candy Love' (Hellebore) features large, saucer-shaped, flowers, 3.5 in. wide (8 cm), which open to pale apricot, gradually darkening to pink, then misty purple with red and pink tints, creating attractive combinations of pastel shades. Unlike most hellebores, the flowers face outward attracting interest. Thanks to an impressive bud count, 'Candy Love' blooms heavily for weeks from late winter to late spring. Outward facing, the flowers rise on purple stems above the leathery, dark green, evergreen foliage which is covered in a veil of beautiful powder-gray. Showy and long-lasting, this vigorous and floriferous Hellebore develops quickly and makes a large clump in the garden in no time.

  • Grows in a bushy, upright clump, up to 12-15 in. tall (30-37 cm) and 15-18 in. across (37-45 cm). This perennial will self-seed in satisfactory growing conditions.
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade, in richhumusymoist, alkalinewell-drained soils. Lenten Roses are very tolerant and will grow well in most soils as long as the ground is not extremely dry or stagnantly waterlogged. Select a sheltered site to protect them from cold winter winds. Deer resistant!
  • Easy to grow, this plant is a welcomed addition to shady borders, containers, under trees or large shrubs, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. Plant in groups for best visual impact. Lovely groundcover when massed
  • Virtually disease and pest free but watch for slugs and aphids.
  • Remove faded flowers stems (unless you require seed) to promote new growth and for a neat appearance.
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helleborus - Hellebores
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helleborus - Hellebores
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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