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Helleborus x sternii


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (24059)

Plant details

This easy to grow hellebore is a hybrid between H. argutifolius and H. lividus. It has upright stems of attractive slightly mottled foliage throughout the year. In the second year each stem produces a cluster of showy green flowers tinged with pink and purple. It enjoys a sunny spot in well-drained soil and will happily self-seed once established

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Helleborus

Species: x sternii

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to divide plants: May to June

Reader reviews


Although you say light well draind soil I have Hellebores growing in my heavy clay and they come up year after year and they also set seed. a real joy


Got them growing under a red cedar, sunnyside gets quite hot in summer and is well drained. They seed every year.

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