Blue Metallic Lady Lenten Rose - Helleborus x hybridus 'Blue Metallic Lady'

2005 Perennial Plant of the Year. This Lenten Rose is part of the Lady Series from Gisela Schmiemann of Cologne, Germany. Plants produce bushy clumps of thick, leathery evergreen leaves. Flower stalks appear in early spring, bearing showy cup-shaped blooms in shades of metallic powdery-blue to purple. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Mass Planting
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Black
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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Easily grown in organically rich, humusy, slightly alkaline, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers light to moderate shade. Although the foliage is evergreen, it may become scorched and tattered in extremely harsh winters, particularly if not sited in locations protected from cold winter winds and/or insulated by snow cover. Cut back flowering stems after bloom to promote new foliage growth.