Helleborus 'Early Purple Group'

Helleborus 'Early Purple Group'

Hellebore

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helleborus 'Early Purple Group'
  • Common name: Hellebore
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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A winter-flowering staple in the cottage garden, hellebores produce large clusters of saucer-shaped flowers with white, pink, green, mauve or smoky purple flowers. The large leathery, evergreen leaves persist throughout the year but should be cut back in the spring when flowers and new foliage emerge. Plants hybridise and self-seed freely.

Helleborus 'Early Purple Group' has red-tinged foliage and bears large, cup-shaped, nodding, plum-purple flowers with contrasting yellow stamens. Like all hellebores, Helleborus 'Early Purple Group' dislikes being moved once established, so should not be divided. Given the right conditions, it will self-seed quite sufficiently to provide replacements.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Harmful if ingested

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