Helleborus Lividus subsp. corsicus

Helleborus-lividus -subsp. corsicus (syn. Helleborus argutifolius)2.jpg
Helleborus-lividus -subsp. corsicus (syn. Helleborus argutifolius).jpg

Common Names: Corsican Hellebore

syn. Helleborus Argutifolius


Family: Ranunculaceae

Origin: Mediterranean

Type: Evergreen perennial

Size: 2-4 ft. high and wide.

Flowers: Green to yellow 2 in. flowers, late fall, winter, spring; light green leaves to 9 in.

Uses: Border, mid-bed, cut flowers, under trees, in heat. Fire resistive.

Wildlife: Deer and rodent resistant. Rabbit resistant.

Soil: Tolerates a variety as long as drainage is good.

Water: Low water. Drought tolerant after established.

Sun: Full sun best for bloom; tolerates part to full shade.

Pruning: Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear. Deadhead blooms in late summer. Deadhead blooms in late summer.

Pests & Diseases: Hellebore aphid, hellebore black death, hellebore leaf miner and hellebore leaf spot. Avoid poor soil drainage.

Notes: Does not transplant well. From island of Corsica. Hardy to -6° F.