Hellebore 2024 PPL-Solution No 5

Pacific Plug & Liner Hellebore Program




LINER-BILITY ® INTRODUCING 72 weeks forecasted


As the first plants to bloom in spring, Hellebores demand attention and will earn a special place in your perennial assortment. Our Frostkiss ® Hellebores are a unique group of hybrids that have marbled foliage traditionally seen in ericsmithii types along with rich colored blooms usually seen in orientalis types. After over a decade of meticulous breeding work plus years of perfecting propagation practices we are able to bring to the North American market the most exciting group of Hellebores seen in years.

There are many different types of Hellebore on the market today, so it is important to be knowledgeable with these varieties before beginning a program to be sure you get the results you expect.Three main categories of Hellebore are sold in the US, these include niger spp., orientalis spp. and hybrids. Frostkiss ® Hellebores fall in the hybrid category; these are easy to grow when just a few key growing tips are followed. Unlike many orientalis spp. on the market which can take two years to bloom, our Hellebore line will bloom within one year from the time of planting and crops are very uniform from the point of overall appearance and bloom time.

pp&l is proud to offer liner - bility ® , one of the most accurate availability tools on the market, which makes it easier than ever to check future plant availability with our live 72-week schedule. — updated every hour at ppandl.com, liner - bility ® gives you fast and accurate updates on the availability of your favorite plant varieties.


LATER TO BLOOM & LONGER TO BLOOM Our Frostkiss ® series are later to bloom, unlike many niger types on the market. In general, these varieties start to bloom late January and will hold until April or later depending on the temperature. HEAT TOLERANT Hellebores and heat are two words that generally do not go well together. Our full line of Hellebore are successfully grown in very warm climates by following a few key growing tips. Curious what these are? Let us know, we can help.

GUARANTEED UNIFORMITY Because our liners are born from tissue culture rather than seed, crops will be very uniform and easily row run. Another benefit to tissue culture is that crops will bloom in under one year, crops from seed can take two or three! TWO SIZES & PLANTING SEASONS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS Want to save some money? Start your crops in the spring using our 72 cell liners. Don’t want to over-summer your Hellebore crop? Start crops in the fall using our deep 32 cell to quickly fill pots for early spring sales.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT Hellebores are not new to the North

American market but there is still a bit of mystery to growing a good crop. PP&L has teamed with the breeder of Frostkiss ® to provide unparalleled growing support. If you need help or have questions, shoot us a line!

hellebore s izes & availability windows

72 cell | weeks 1-15 ( once chance of frost has passed )|40-52 weeks of crop time

32 cell | weeks 32-40 ( once temps start to cool )|18-26 weeks of crop time

A 2.5 quart to 1 gallon container is recommended. If a larger container is used it might not fill completely in the crop times above.

FROSTKISS ® ANNA’S RED | PP# 24,720 x hybridus - 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 burgundy red flower and deep red stems. Anna’s Red is named after the famous UK garden writer Anna Pavord. Bloom time: December-March

FROSTKISS ® BAYLI’S BLUSH ® | PP# 27,120 x hybridus - Bayli’s Blush sports marbled foliage with two-toned violet- blush with creamy white flowers. Growth habit and bloom time will be similar to that of Bayli’s sister, Penny, only Bayli is a bit a bit more vigorous. Bloom time: January-April

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

FROSTKISS ® CHARMER | PP# 29,873 x hybridus - Charmer is a newer variety that blooms on the earlier side in the Frostkiss ® series. The habit of Charmer is very compact making it a great item to use in deco containers during the holiday season. Flowers are huge outward facing, rosewood colored with burgundy flecking, the largest flowers

FROSTKISS ® CHERYL’S SHINE ® | PP# 28,009 x hybridus - With glowing light pink flowers with just a touch of coral, Cheryl’s Shine radiates color in the late winter-early spring, a time of year that can still be a little dreary. Another sister seedling to Anna’s Red and Penny’s Pink, Cheryl’s Shine sports the same marbled foliage with a similar growth habit bloom time and is one of the earliest in the Frostkiss ® series. Bloom time: December-April

in our Hellebore line-up. Bloom time: December-March

usda zones 5-8 | 8-16 " x 12-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

FROSTKISS ® DANA’S DULCET ® | PP# 27,970 x hybridus - Dana’s Dulcet brings together marbled foliage with two-toned smokey pink and greenish white flowers for a rich elegant look. Growth habit is compact and bloom time will be one of the latest in the series similar to that of Dana’s sister, Dorothy. Bloom time: February-April

FROSTKISS ® DOROTHY’S DAWN ® | PP# 28,010 x hybridus - Add a little light to your early season program with Dorothy’s Dawn. Dorothy emerges in the spring sporting intensely marbled foliage in green, white and light pink tones along with light pink flowers. One of the most vigorous and also the latest to bloom in the Frostkiss ® series. Bloom time: February-April

usda zones 5-8 | 10-18 " x 12-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

FROSTKISS ® ELEMENTAL ® | PPAF | NEW FOR 2024 x hybridus - Elemental is the latest addition to the Frostkiss ® series.This new variety captivates us with its a unique two-toned flower type, featuring bubblegum pink petals beautifully outlined in rich magenta. In terms of habit and bloom time, Elemental closely resembles Charmer. It’s an early bloomer, boasting an abundance of flowers and a compact growth habit. Bloom time: December-March

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "




x hybridus - Glenda’s Gloss sports marbled foliage and the flowers are white with magenta edging, having the look of a white flower dipped in magenta paint. Growth habit is a little taller and bloom time a little earlier than most in the Frostkiss ® series, similar to that of Glenda’s sister, Anna. Bloom time: December-March

x hybridus - Illumi Lime brings a unique lime punch of color to the Frostkiss ® series. Bloom time and growth habit will be similar to Penny’s Pink. Bloom time: January-April

x hybridus - A sister seedling to Penny’s Pink and Anna’s Red, Molly’s White brings a nice clear white to the series. Growth habit is vigorous and well-branched; bloom time will be similar to that of Penny’s Pink. Bloom time: January-April

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 10-18 " x 10-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

FROSTKISS ® MOONDANCE ® | PP# 27,969 x hybridus - Moondance is another white flowering variety, like Molly’s White, in the Frostkiss ® series with crisp, clear white flowers. It differs from Molly’s White in that it is more compact in habit and the blooms remain more round where Molly’s White blooms open up a bit more. Also, Moondance blooms a bit later than Molly’s White. Bloom time: January-April

FROSTKISS ® PENNY’S PINK | PP# 24,149 x hybridus - One of the most exciting Hellebores on the market and the flagship variety of our Hellebore program. Penny’s Pink came to us after 15 long years of breeding work, well worth the wait in our opinion. Penny’s Pink is named after the highly acclaimed garden writer Penelope Hobhouse. Penny will stun you with her deep pink flowers from January till April on dark pink stems and unique pink marbled foliage. Marbled foliage has been seen before in the x ericsmithii types but never the colored marbling, Penny’s Pink represents the very latest in breeding technologies for Hellebores. Bloom time: January-April

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

FROSTKISS ® PIPPA’S PURPLE ® | PP# 27,121 x hybridus - Smokey pink flowers with undertones of violet enhanced with deep burgundy speckles, flower shape is more rounded compared to Penny’s Pink. Bloom time is slightly later than Penny’s Pink, up to 2 weeks and the habit is more compact. Bloom time: January-April

FROSTKISS ® VIBEY VELVET™ | PPAF x hybridus - VibeyVelvet is the newest member of the PP&L line-up and rich dark red flowers with burgundy flecking that are outward facing. VibeyVelvet differs from Anna’s Red in that the flowers are a bit smaller and will all come on at once vs Anna’s Red blooming is more sporadic. Bloom time: January-March

usda zones 5-8 | 10-18 " x 10-18 "

usda zones 5-8 | 12-18 " x 12-18 "

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