Breeding is what makes this German breakthrough like nothing else on the market. The colors range from glowing bright hues to the softest pastels. Sunsatia holds its own in both cool and hot temperatures, and is outstanding in hanging baskets, combos, and window boxes.
Plant Type: Annual
Height Category: Short
Garden Height: 6 - 10 Inches
Trails Up To: 18 Inches
Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
Spread: 12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: Yellow
Flower Shade: Yellow
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Filler
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Bloom Time: Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: Average - Needs Good Drainage
Uses Notes: Plant alone or in combinations in all container types.
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.
Hellebores are enjoyable to grow because they are low-maintenance and disease/pest-free. Simply trim back last year's foliage in the spring. They can adapt to almost any growing conditions. Though they prefer rich, moist, organic soil, they will also grow in sandy or clay soil. They can even tolerate short periods of drought. The soil pH can range anywhere from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.
Hellebores are shade plants that need to be protected from the hot afternoon sun. They will grow in full shade under large deciduous trees as long as they receive full sun from winter to spring before the trees get their leaves.
To increase the number of hellebores in your garden, mulch them heavily in the fall. The new seedlings will grow in this mulch come spring and can then be transplanted elsewhere in the garden.
WARNING: Hellebores are poisonous. Do not consume any part of the plant!
Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun) Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low Water Needs Average Water Needs
Average Soil Quality Fertile Soil Quality
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Early Spring Mid Spring
Deer Resistant Rabbit Resistant
Patio Container Eclectic Woodland Shade
Border Plant Container Cut Flower Drought Tolerant Easy To Grow Mass Planting Salt Tolerant
Not Native to North America
Available for sale in late May at Lexington Gardens.