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A stunning white with plum edges

Helleborus orientalis Hygge™ Sven

Quick growing H. orientalis are no longer a dream with tissue culture selections form the Hygge series.

Introducing the Hygge™ Series.We are proud to be featuring our first Het Wilgenbroek Helleborous orientalis selections from tissue culture. What does that mean? That means no more seed strains, and irregular germination or flower patterns. Each and every plant will look like the picture and that is super exciting. And why Hygge? Well, each fall, these plants set flower buds that will sleep until they emerge on the first sunny, warm winter day. Until they emerge, they are tucked into the plant, and often covered by snow, nice a cozy. Hygge is the Swedish word for staying cozy and warm during the Nordic winters. Sven is a sweet new selection with crisp white flowers sporting a deep a deep plum overlay, plum picoted edging and a lime green center make for a stunning combination. Sven grows a bit more slowly and does not begin flowering until January, but it is totally worth the wait.

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Hygge™ Sven Christmas rose
  • Botanical Name

    Helleborus orientalis 'Sven’ PPAF
  • Type

  • Evergreen?

  • Bloom Time

    November to March
  • Bloom Color

    White with purple edges

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    November to March
  • Size

    10-12" tall by 15-18" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Part sun/full shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known.
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers, dry shade
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture
  • Pruning

    Hellebores flower in late winter, or early spring, depending on where you live. Cut off last year's leaves in mid winter to make rom for flowers and new leaves.

Available Photos

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