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Helleborus x hybridus

Lenten rose

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

A traditional winter flowering favourite, hellebores produce large clusters of saucer-shaped flowers with white, pink, green, mauve or smoky purple flower that are plain or attractively patterned with spots. The large leathery-looking, evergreen foliage persists throughout the year but should be cut back in the spring when the flowers and new foliage emerge. This will help to prevent the spread of unsightly fungal diseases. Plants hybridise freely and self seed gently; the resulting plants are worth growing particularly if the parents were from selected strains with outstanding flowers.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Helleborus

Species: x hybridus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November


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