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07/06/2014 at 10:41

Excuse my lack of knowledge, i know this will be an easy one for most on here, but i have no idea what this is...


07/06/2014 at 11:08

a hellebore. Probably argutifolius/corsicus.

Verdun will know for sure

07/06/2014 at 11:16

Well knock me over with a feather is it really nut, i had no idea it was a hellebore, that's a nice surprise, thanks nut i can go look it up now...

07/06/2014 at 11:24

Did it have any flowers?

07/06/2014 at 11:54

The OH says it has white flowers

07/06/2014 at 11:58

Yes,they would be white/cream/ greenish. It's not the species that has all those fancy colour schemes. Lovely plant though

07/06/2014 at 12:47

Cheers nut, i like it for it's round compact mound forming habit, though it is getting a bit big for it's allocated space...

07/06/2014 at 13:04
Percy-Grower wrote (see)

Cheers nut, i like it for it's round compact mound forming habit, though it is getting a bit big for it's allocated space...

everything does Percy and I ever leave enough space 

07/06/2014 at 13:07

Percy, I think you can divide those if they're too big, as long as you get a decent root on the clump.  Verdun will know the best time to do it. They do get quite big. 

07/06/2014 at 13:36

As Nut says it looks very like argutifolius, which ised to be known as corsicus, but they have lime green flowers, so maybe not.

07/06/2014 at 14:32

Cheers guys good news about dividing it, if you's see Verdun before me can you's direct him over here please..

Doc the white flowers are not gospel, to quote the OH "I am pretty sure they were white but not one hundred percent positive" she should have been a politician, sometimes when i ask her a question i am more confused afterwards than i was before i asked her...

07/06/2014 at 14:36

We'll accept  'pale in colour' Percy

08/06/2014 at 22:35

They self seed by the thousand and are a thug. And they stink.

09/06/2014 at 11:04


I hate using really emotive words like 'thug' for plants. Plants are what they are, some are more vigorous than others, but a vigorous plant may be just what you need for your poor soil, so I really don't think it's helpful to apply such emotive terms, they're just not accurate or helpful. I have that Hellebore self seeded in my garden and I really don't think it a problem, have many things in my garden which are much, much more invasive, but still grow them because they are useful one way or another. As for stinking. I've never noticed.

09/06/2014 at 12:11

Do they stink? I've never noticed that.

as regards 'thugs' I reckon a lot depends on your gardening style and how much space you have

09/06/2014 at 17:51

Alright then, it is a prolific self seeder and has a very robust habit. But it still stinks.

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