Helleborus HGC® Merlin®

Item #27599


Long lived shade lover is evergreen and easy to grow

Rabbit and deer resistant.

Winter blooms are hard to find, and this exciting hellebore offers breathtaking pale pink blossoms blushed with pink that mature to a rich cranberry color. They open from fat rosy buds all over this mounded, well branched plant, which thrives in full to partial shade. Who could ask for anything more?

Merlin is part of the Gold Collection® of compact, free-flowering Lenten Roses. The flowers begin opening in late winter and continue well into spring, making excellent cuts for the vase (float them in a bowl of water to really show off the blooms) as well as a stunning garden presence. While the rest of the garden sleeps, this long-lived perennial is up and blooming.

The foliage is bluish-gray and quite attractive, and because Love Bug, like all hellebores, is poisonous, nibbling creatures leave it alone. Use it in open woodland settings, in the shade border, and as a guard plant for your Hostas and Ferns. Vigorous and very adaptable, Merlin will naturalize over time, colonizing the shade and transforming it with color and texture just when the garden needs it most.

Photo credit (C)Heuger.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Helleborus
Species x hybridus
Variety 'COHSEH810'
ppaf PP22350
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Winter - Early Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 10 in - 12 in
Plant Width 15 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Light Burgundy, Light Magenta, Light Pink, Light Rose
Foliage Color Blue Green, Dark Green
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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