HELLEBORUS 'CINNAMON SNOW'
Helleborus, interspecific hybrid ‘HGC Cinnamon Snow’®:
This new variety from Heuger breeding is a worthy addition to the ‘Helleborus Gold Collection.’® It combines positive characteristics of two different helleborus species. It is a well-behaved plant with a uniform, compact habit. It has large 3-3.5” flowers that open with a tinge of pale yellow that turns into a cinnamon color as it matures creating a unique look. The variety has a lot of flower power and their large faces look right at you above the dark green leaves that have reddish stems.
Helleborus plants flower at various times throughout the winter and early spring when there is little else in bloom. Shade tolerant, winter blooming, deer-resistant plants. Position them into a site with partial shade or preferably under deciduous trees, as this will allow them to receive sunlight in winter. However make sure that there is some protection from strong winter winds. All varieties of hellebore prefer a sheltered position away from the effects of cold winter winds that can damage emerging flower buds and leaves. They will also appreciate plenty of organic matter such as moss peat or leaf mold mixed into the soil before planting – this can be topped up with fresh mulch every spring. If you are designing a group planting scheme then set the plants about 12-15 inches apart, but if you have a choice plant them into a deep, fertile, well draining but moist soil. If possible the soil should be either neutral or slightly alkaline, but they can tolerate acidic soils if necessary.