Helleborus Purpurascens is a herbaceous perennial in the Ranunculaceae family. A native to Hungary, Poland, and the Balkans. It grows from 12-18 inches tall with green foliage with glossy, leathery, dark green, and purple-tinged basal leaves.
A late bloomer coming out In late winter to early spring bears nodding cup-shaped purple flowers with creamy stamens on purple stems. A shade-loving plant with a medium appetite for water. It likes leafy organic soil to grow in. It is deer resistant as well. Zones 5-8
Soak seeds overnight. Sow seeds on top of the soil and cover. Keep moist in a bright spot. Do not cover and keep temperatures around 70-75F for six weeks. Move to 40F for four weeks, then to 50F for germination.