Josef Lemper Hellebore
Helleborus niger 'Josef Lemper'
Josef Lemper Hellebore flowers
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Height: 15 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Joseph Lemper Hellebore, Lenten Rose, Winter Rose
Group/Class: Gold Collection
Cup-shaped pure white flowers will age to light green; cool weather can produce pink tinged blooms; flowers emerge in late fall to early winter, when most others are finished; an attractive indoor accent plant
Features & Attributes
Josef Lemper Hellebore features showy nodding white cup-shaped flowers with buttery yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from late fall to early winter. Its serrated oval compound leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Josef Lemper Hellebore can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --