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Helleborus orientalis 'Harvington Hybrids'

Lenten rose

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (242109)

Plant details

Large clusters of saucer-shaped flowers with white, pink, red, and creamy yellow appear from mid winter to mid spring. The large leathery-looking, evergreen foliage may die down in a cold winter, but fresh new growth appears just ahead of the flowers. All parts of the plant can cause severe discomfort if ingested, and the sap may cause skin irritation.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Helleborus

Species: orientalis

Cultivar: Harvington Hybrids

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: October to January

Flowering period: February to April

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needed to know when to split them,or if you can.

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