FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore

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  • Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 15 Inches
  • Mature Spread 16 - 20 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

During the late winter/early spring, does a dose of vivid color cure you of the winter doldrums? If so, then FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore is your ideal medicine. This compact hybrid hellebore, otherwise known as Helleborus orientalis Lam., Helleborus x 'ABCRD02' PP #24,720, and Anna's Red Lenten Rose: Patent PPAF, is named after Anna Pavord, a famous gardening author from the United Kingdom. It produces showy, wine-red blooms with prominent beige stamens from the later winter months through early spring. Accompanied by variegated, evergreen foliage that transforms from emerald green with silvery etchings to ginger, this ornamental plant’s vibrance will brighten the gray clouds of winter. The cut-flower quality blooms are also a great addition to any vase inside the home.

FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore, grows upright, reaching a maximum height of 12 to 15 inches and a spread of 16 to 20 inches. Deer resistant, this compact ornamental will likely still be standing in its multicolored splendor long after the hungry pirates have raided your backyard. However, the birds, bees, and butterflies view Ann’s Red as a pollinator’s prize, adoring its ambrosia-like nectar. An original from Greece and Turkey, this evergreen is also drought resistant and low maintenance, making it a wonderful choice for any busy person new to gardening. 

FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore Care

While FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore can withstand an hour or two of direct sun, choose a spot that is preferably in partial shade. Plant it in a hole the same depth as the height of the plant’s root ball. The soil should be slightly damp, loamy, and slightly acidic to alkaline with a pH range of 7.0 to 8.0. Give this showy, herbaceous perennial about an inch of water per week until the plant reaches maturity. Then, water only if the top one inch of soil is dry, which will keep fungal diseases such as root rot in check.  

To encourage the production of larger and more brilliant flowers, deadhead spent blooms throughout the blooming season. After the blooming season concludes during the spring, prune this perennial, trimming any damaged/dead stems in order to improve air circulation and access to sunlight in the central part of the plant.

FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore Spacing

FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore looks great planted in garden beds or in borders. Either way, space these ornamentals approximately 15 to 18 inches apart to encourage growth and maximize color.

FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 15 Inches
Mature Spread: 16 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 16 - 20 Inches
Habit: Clumping, Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Deep, Burgundy
Bloom Period: Early Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand: PTW, HPFY
Common Name: FrostKiss™ Anna's Red Hellebore
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Helleborus x Frostkiss® 'Anna's Red'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.