Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 24''
  • Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Gold Collection® Cinnamon Snow Lenten Rose

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘COSEH 700' PP21,003
Fun and fragrant flowers while the snow is still flying.

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A wonderful treat for the four-season landscape! The gardening season doesn’t have to end when the leaves are off the trees. There are a few brave souls that wait until winter to do their thing—when all the other plants are sleeping. Cinnamon Snow Hellebore is one of those very special plants, blooming as early as December in mild regions! You’ll be amazed as perky pink buds form despite frosty weather, opening to reveal a sophisticated blend of ivory, green, and peachy pink hues. On warmer days, you may also get a whiff of Cinnamon Snow’s delightful fragrance. Simply splendid.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 24''
  • Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

In the wild, Hellebores are found primarily in eastern Europe. The most common types are also known as Lenten Roses (though they aren’t related to Roses), because in many areas they bloom around Lent. Another species is called Christmas Rose, because it blooms even earlier. Cinnamon Snow is a selection with Christmas Rose in its background, along with some other, lesser known, species. It belongs to the Helleborus Gold Collection® (HGC) of German plant breeder Josef Heuger. In his HGC work, Heuger has striven to develop plants with intriguing colors, extended bloom times, and good vigor. Hellebore flowers tend to nod, so another goal has been to produce outward-facing blossoms that make a showier display.

The Details

Bring the joy of winter blossoms indoors! Nothing could be cheerier than a collection of Hellebore blooms on the table when it’s frosty outside. Cinnamon Snow Hellebores are best displayed in a bowl of water. Cut them with just a bit of stem attached and float them face-up like Waterlilies.

How to Grow

Give Cinnamon Snow Hellebore a shady site where it will receive no direct midday or afternoon sun. The soil should be rich and well-drained for best results. Hellebores like regular water, although they can be surprisingly drought tolerant once established. They are toxic in all their parts, which means that these fantastic woodland plants resist deer and other browsing creatures. Their leathery leaves are evergreen where winters aren’t too severe. If the foliage does become damaged, simply prune out the unsightly leaves. Cinnamon Snow is cold-hardy to at least -20ºF. Other than supplying a layer of mulch, you need to give it no special protection in cold weather.

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Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Shade to Partial Shade
Avg Mature Height 15-18'' Tall
Avg Mature Width 24" Wide
Spacing 24''
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Dark Green with Red Stems
Flower Color Creamy White with Shades of Cinnamon & Rose
Flower Time Late Winter to Early Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover Yes
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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