Helleborus 'Anna's Red' is one of the most sought after hellebores in the world today. It is a 2013 clonal release from the UK's RD Plants, named after UK plantswoman and author Anna Pavord.
Helleborus 'Anna's Red' is a sterile hellebore, derived from crossing Helleborus lividus, Helleborus niger, and Helleborus x hybridus together...a task formerly thought impossible. Helleborus 'Anna's Red' forms a 15" tall x 2' wide clump of dark green, glossy evergreen foliage whose new growth emerges patterned in silver. The 15" tall stalks of bright reddish-purple top the clump in late winter...quite stunning!
Hellebores are the harbingers of spring, blooming for six weeks or more beginning in late winter. They are often flowering during the Christian season of Lent, from which they get their common name, Lenten Rose. This is the perfect plant for naturalizing in moist, woodland areas where its extensive root system will spread as far as it is allowed.