Here's a special early-season offering that is sure to make your garden sing with color and style. From its pretty rose-red blooms to the wine-red marbled foliage, Anna's Red is an outstanding hellebore variety that delivers pops of rich color to the shady spaces in the late-winter to early-spring garden. This beautiful red is part of the Frostkiss® series, and is super tough and easy to grow with delightful forward-facing flowers. Place the deer-resistant plants in shadowed borders, darkened corners of a cutting garden, or in a woodland setting to add a stylish touch during the early days of the spring season. Pair with lighter hued varieties for a designer-inspired look. elleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red PP24720
Botanical NameHelleborus Frostkiss® Anna's Red PP#24,720
Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Flowering DateLate winter through early to mid spring.
Winter CareApply a winter mulch, after the ground has frozen, if planted in fall. Remove the mulch in late winter, before growth starts.
Flower FormLarge, single, cup-shaped flowers.
Foliage TypeGlossy green, leathery leaves divided into 7- to 9-toothed leaflets. Evergreen in warmer climates.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, moisture-retentive soil, but does become drought-tolerant as it matures.
PruningPruning is not necessary, except to remove old, damaged, and brown foliage.
Unique CharactersticsPP&L: The Frostkiss® Hellebores series are some of the first plants to bloom in the spring. Although all Hellebore demand attention, the Frostkiss Hellebores will earn a special place in your heart. Beautiful, tough and easy to grow, their large, forward-facing blooms flower the first year and provide a lasting show of color. Although the Frostkiss series are earlier blooming perennials, they are late blooming Hellebore. These are not timed for Christmas like the niger types but are more timed for early spring, Feb-April, so they will fit right in with other perennial products. A great companion to Penny's Pink, coming from the same breeding line, Anna's Red displays the same colored marbled foliage only a deep wine red flower and deep red stems. Anna's Red is named after the famous UK garden writer Anna Pavord.