Another Hellebore that may be similar to Snow Fever – one of the most amazing year-round interest plants in the garden. Janet Starnes comes from the garden of Janet Starnes, a Molalla, Oregon plantswoman and nursery owner. It has cream variegation with red at the base and on new growth. Leaves are wider than Snow Fever and not lobed. The spines are larger.
Winter flowers are a pale chartreuse in cluster above the foliage.
Pronunciation: hel-eh-BORE-us ar-gew-tih-FOH-lee-us
Species Meaning: With sharply-pointed leaves
Best with morning sun and afternoon shade. Performs best in regions with a mild maritime climate. Gardeners in colder climates would be wise to mulch around the base of the clump with leaves in very late fall. Plants should be trimmed only right after blooming, if at all.
Believed by many to be the same plant as ‘Pacific Frost’
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20118
We acquired this plant from Joy Creek.