How to grow Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Helleborus also known as Stinking hellebore, Helleborus foetidus perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Leaves color green in pedate shape, some cultivars have serrated edges.

Helleborus foetidus flowers

Flower color green, the flowers flat with five petals or double-flowered.

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How to grow Helleborus foetidus growing and care:

Moist, well drain, limestone, rich soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Helleborus foetidus aphid, Helleborus foetidus leaf miner

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune:
Trim the stalk

Size of the plant?
0.3-1 m, 1-3 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with little light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Flat flower with five petals or double-flowered, flower color is green

Scientific name:

Helleborus foetidus

How to grow Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus planting

Helleborus foetidus flower

Helleborus foetidus plant care

Growing Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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