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Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Maestro'

Hellebore 'HGC Maestro', Maestro Hybrid Lenten Rose


Born from pink buds, Helleborus x ballardiae 'HGC Maestro' (Hellebore) features saucer-shaped, white blossoms, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), which delicately mature to dusky pink, creating attractive combinations of creamy-white and pink shades. Thanks to a high bud count, 'Maestro' blooms heavily for weeks from late winter to early spring. Outward facing, the flowers rise on red stems above the leathery, glossy, silver-veined, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this vigorous and floriferous Hellebore is ideal to brighten the shade garden!

  • Grows in a bushy, upright clump, up to 12-15 in. tall (30-37 cm) and 20-24 in. across (50-60 cm).
  • Performs best in sun to partial shade, in rich, humusy, moist, alkaline, well-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 flower 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 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helleborus - Hellebores
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
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 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Helleborus - Hellebores
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
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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