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Helleborus 'Red Racer'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Perhaps the most striking color of all the WINTER THRILLERS™ helleborus, ‘Red Racer’ produces very large three and a half, dramatic velvety deep red to burgundy red flowers.  Such an unusual color to see in the garden in early to mid-spring!  The perfectly rounded flowers are held atop strong stems, with mature plants producing an incredible seventy-five or more blooms per plant.The evergreen foliage is very attractive in its own rite, emerging a dark mahogany color in early spring before maturing to dark green.  It provides a superb complement to the red blossoms.

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.

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Flower Color

Red shades

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

24 inches

Good Companions

Plant Height

18-22 inches

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average soil, Fertile soil

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Mass planting, Salt tolerant, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Early spring, Mid-spring

Critter Resistance

Deer, Rabbit


Full sun to part sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

Early Spring