How to grow Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus growing 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.

Helleborus foetidus for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Buy Now

Requirements for 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 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

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone