Hellebore 2021 PPL-Solution No 5


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LATER TO BLOOM Frostkiss are not early Hellebore like 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.The colder the better for holding the flowers. HEAT TOLERANT Hellebores and heat are two words that generally do not go well together. Frostkiss are successfully grown in very warm climates by following a few key growing tips. Curious what these are? Let us know, we can help. THE STAR OF THE SPRING SEASON 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 both marbled foliage traditionally seen in ericsmithii types and 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 US 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 ® Hellebore 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, the Frostkiss ® series will bloom within one year from the time of planting and crops are very uniform from the point of overall appearance and bloom time. Although the Frostkiss ® series are early blooming perennials, they are late blooming for Hellebore.These are not timed for Christmas like the niger types but are timed for early spring, late January-April depending on climate, so they will fit right in with other early season perennial products.

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

h e l l e b o r e s i z e s & ava i l a b i l i t y w i n d ow s

72 cell | weeks 5-15 ( once chance of frost has passed ) | 40-52 weeks

32 cell | week 35-40 ( once temps start to cool ) | 18-26 weeks

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 with a deep burgundy 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 - Along with Penny’s Pink and Anna’s Red, this new rosy selection is from the breeding work of Rodney Davey. Bayli’s Blush sports marbled foliage with two-toned violet-blush and creamy white flowers. Growth habit and bloom time will be similar to that of Bayli’s sister, Penny,

FROSTKISS ® CHERYL’S SHINE ® | PP# 28,009 x hybridus -With glowing light pink flowers, Cheryl’s Shine radiates color in 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 and bloom time. Bloom time: January-April

only 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 "

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

FROSTKISS ® DANA’S DULCET ® | PP# 27,970 x hybridus - Another sweet introduction from the breeding work of Rodney Davey, sporting marbled foliage with two-toned smoky pink with greenish white flowers. 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. Another Rodney Davey hybrid, Dorothy emerges in the spring sporting marbled foliage with light pink flowers. It is 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 ® GLENDA’S GLOSS ® | PP# 28,008 x hybridus - A shiny new cultivar from the breeding program of Rodney Davey. 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 -The newest variety in the Frostkiss series, 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

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

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

FROSTKISS ® MOLLY’S WHITE | PP# 25,685 x hybridus - A sister seedling to Penny’s Pink and Anna’s Red, Molly’s White bring a nice clear white to the lineup of Rodney Davey hybrids. Growth habit is vigorous and well-branched and bloom time will be similar to that of Penny’s Pink. Bloom time: January-April

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’sWhite in that it is more compact in habit and the blooms remain rounder, whereas Molly’sWhite blooms open up a bit more. Moondance also blooms a bit later than Molly’sWhite. Bloom time: January-April

FROSTKISS ® PENNY’S PINK | PP# 24,149 x hybridus - One of the most exciting Hellebores on the market! Penny’s Pink comes to us after 15 long years of breeding work, well worth the wait in our opinion. Penny’s Pink is named after highly acclaimed garden writer Penelope Hobhouse. Penny will stun you with her deep pink flowers from January until 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 -A new Rodney Davey hybrid with smoky pink flowers enhanced with deep burgundy speckles.The flower shape is more rounded compared to Penny’s Pink.Growth habit and bloom time will be similar to that of Penny’s Pink. Bloom time: January-April

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

Pippa’s Purple ®

WINTER ANGELS™ CHARMER | PP# 29,873 x hybridus - Charmer is a new variety that blooms very early and can be targeted for Christmas sales if planted a year in advance.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.They are the largest flowers in our Hellebore lineup. Bloom time: November-March

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

ANGEL GLOW | PP# 21,096 x ericsmithii - Blue-green foliage topped with soft pink buds that open to soft pink flowers. Flowers deepen to green with pink flushes with age. Bloom time: November-March

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

PINK BEAUTY x ericsmithii - This is a very vigorous and floriferous variety with greenish-white flowers. Flowers become flushed with a mauve-pink color as they age. Similar in growth to Ivory Prince, only with more pink in the flowers.This is a great variety to add for its late blooming characteristics, being one of the latest Hellebores to bloom on the market. Bloom time: February-April

usda zones 5-8 | 12 " x 12 "



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