Shade Grade: B
Performing well overall in part sun, but experienced a few stem die backs perhaps due to unusually cold, wet weather.
Helleborus x hybridus 'Charmer'
- Plant Type
- Shade Grade
- Light Requirement
- Part Shade
- Front Garden
Height 14-18" Spread 14 - 18". Zones 5 - 9. Grows in normal or sandy/gravelly, moist, well-drained soil.
02/2021: Planted 3 in front garden next to sidewalk/ivory prince hellebores
Masses of upturned, mauve-pink blossoms adorn Hellebore ‘Charmer’ in late winter to spring. This tidy hellebore variety is evergreen to semi-evergreen, sporting silvery leather leaves and maroon flower stalks, creating a complementary color scheme. In our garden, it pairs nicely with hellebores Ivory Prince and Black Diamond.
UPDATE 2023: Some stems turned black and collapsed again this year, but fewer than last year. Overall I would purchase these again – I think the last couple of cold, wet springs have been particularly rough on spring-blooming plants (or most plants, for that matter!). Sadly one of the 3 I planted entirely kicked the bucket in 2022. But the two remaining ones look pretty good!
UPDATE 2022: In late spring, several flower stalks turned black and collapsed. This doesn’t seem to be affecting Ivory Prince or the black variety next to it.