These lesser know perennials add excellent, unique color to the shade. Hellebores are at their peak in the late winter, and very early spring before anything else in the garden is thinking about coming alive. Add these to your shady flowerbeds with Azaleas, Camellias, and ferns! They make fantastic, long-lasting cut flowers too. I love how their flowers change color with age, much like hydrangeas do.

How to grow

Treat Hellebores like you do any other acid-loving plant in our climate. Feed with Bumper Crop Rhody, Azalea and Holly fertilizer 2-3 times per year. Water, as needed, be careful not to overwater and provide good drainage, and that’s about it! As long as you prepare and maintain the soil for them, they will thrive for you!

Hellebores bloom chart 1


Read the 2022-23-Skagit Hellebores-Winter-Companions Catalog to see varieties that we have in stock!

Happy Hellebore Season!


Additionally, I had a question if you could grow Hellebores in pots? Yes, you can, but they will die to the ground in late summer, which is why they are best as accents and not a focal point.