Helleborus xericsmithii Winter Magic™ ‘Candy Love’ PP 19413

Perfect for dry shade and completely deer proof!

Common Name Candy Love lenten rose
Size 12-15" tall by 15-18" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 3-9
Sun / Shade Part sun/full shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Candy Love bursts into bloom with soft, pastel shades of yellow and pink. It was selected because it is so incredibly floriferous, even at a young age and because it makes a large clump in the garden in no time.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time December to March

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

From the breeding brilliance of Belgian hellebore expert, Thierry van Paemel comes the Winter Magic™  Series.  These superior, incredibly floriferous selections make wonderful pot plants and permanent, deer proof, drought tolerant additions to any shady spot.  All selections are sturdy and vigorous with leathery evergreen leaves covered in a veil of beautiful  powder-grey.  Big, outfacing blooms are held well above the foliage, developing a greenish tinge as they mature.  Blooming will begin in the winter months in mild regions and last well into the warmer days of spring.

For Growers

The best temperature to keep the hellebores from blooming in the fall in production greenhouses or tunnels is between 60 and 70 degrees F.  If they should bloom to early you always can cut off the flowers. This is very unusual – plants also can start to flower to early when they have a stress situation like too much or insufficient fertilizer.

The best temperature for flowering is between 40 and 50 degrees F.