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Helleborus argutifolius

Corsican hellebore

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Helleborus argutifolius

Plant details

This species has flowers the colour of 'Granny Smith' apples, set against spiny, evergreen foliage. The flowers appear in winter, and remain on the plants for a long time. Like all hellebores, they dislike being moved once established, so should not be divided. Given the right conditions, they will self-seed quite sufficiently to provide replacements. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Helleborus

Species: argutifolius

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 75cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: April to May


Reader reviews

ruby

I've got one of these in my garden, and I'm about to move house. Would it be OK to move it, if I get enough soil around it? It's grown very large, a good 2 feet high.


dressmaker

Got these in same bed as helleborus sternii seem happy waiting to see if they self seed


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