Helleborus foetidus
STINKING HELLEBORE, DUNG WORT
Ranunculaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 5-10

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, clay, mildly acidic to alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
0.75m
Plant habit
 
0.6m

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Flowers: mildly fragrant flowers in green & purple

Flowering Time: late winter to mid spring

Leaves: unpleasant aroma; dark green
 
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Helleborus foetidus
STINKING HELLEBORE, DUNG WORT
Ranunculaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 5-10

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, clay, mildly acidic to alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
0.75m
Plant habit
 
0.6m

FEATURES

Flowers: mildly fragrant flowers in green & purple

Flowering Time: late winter to mid spring

Leaves: unpleasant aroma; dark green


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, oriental & cottage designs

Uses: mass planting, accents, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant



HAZARDS

Dangers to touch: sap

Ingestion dangers: bark, bulb, fruit, green fruit, leaves, roots, sap, seeds, stems (all)






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