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Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore

Helleborus niger 'Snow Frills'

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Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore (Helleborus niger 'Snow Frills') at Shonnard's Nursery

Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore flowers

Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore flowers

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Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Christmas Rose, Winter Rose

Group/Class:  Helleborus Gold Collection


A unique perennial that blooms in late autumn to early winter; stunning, pure white double blooms; very showy, excellent for border plantings; protect from winter winds

Ornamental Features

Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore features showy white cup-shaped flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from late fall to early winter. Its glossy oval compound leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Gold Collection Snow Frills Hellebore will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing 
Ornamental Features