Hellebore ‘FrostKiss® Cheryl’s Shine’

Description

Frostkiss® hellebores are a little more compact than the average hellebore, making them a great container variety. They also continue to bloom slightly later than most, so you have hellebores further into the spring season. In general, these varieties start to bloom in late January and will hold until April or later depending on the temperature. The colder the better for holding the ­flowers. Blooms face forward, instead of the typical nodding heads, so you can see just how beautiful they are without having to move them. Instead of that straight grey-green, this evergreen foliage has a cool marbled pattern. Hellebores create beautiful cut-flowers. Hellebores like cool roots at all times and grow best with sun protection. It is very important to prevent the sun from shining directly on the pots at any time. When temperatures are warmer, take further precaution by using 30-35% shade cloth. Hellebores do not like to be watered during the hottest part of the day, so water them in the early morning or late evening. Opposite of many plants, Hellebores need more fertilizer in the fall to help to initiate ­flowers. Always keep a Hellebore actively growing, even in the summer months. If they stop growing because of low fertilizer, it can set back the growth by 2-3 months. Cheryl’s Shine has a vigorous habit and light pink blooms. Photo courtesy of Spring Hill.

Hellebore-FK-Cheryls

Frostkiss® hellebores are a little more compact than the average hellebore, making them a great container variety. They also continue to bloom slightly later than most, so you have hellebores further into the spring season. In general, these varieties start to bloom in late January and will hold until April or later depending on the temperature. The colder the better for holding the ­flowers. Blooms face forward, instead of the typical nodding heads, so you can see just how beautiful they are without having to move them. Instead of that straight grey-green, this evergreen foliage has a cool marbled pattern. Hellebores create beautiful cut-flowers. Hellebores like cool roots at all times and grow best with sun protection. It is very important to prevent the sun from shining directly on the pots at any time. When temperatures are warmer, take further precaution by using 30-35% shade cloth. Hellebores do not like to be watered during the hottest part of the day, so water them in the early morning or late evening. Opposite of many plants, Hellebores need more fertilizer in the fall to help to initiate ­flowers. Always keep a Hellebore actively growing, even in the summer months. If they stop growing because of low fertilizer, it can set back the growth by 2-3 months. Cheryl’s Shine has a vigorous habit and light pink blooms. Photo courtesy of Spring Hill.

Hellebore-FK-Cheryls