Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk Group'

Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk Group'

Hellebore

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk Group'
  • Common name: Hellebore
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 50cm

Spread: 60cm

  • 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 in white, pink, green, mauve or smoky purple.

Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk Group' has more finely divided, elegant foliage than most hellebores, and its leaves, stems and lime green flowers are suffused with maroon colouring. The flowers last for several months and associate well with other spring flowers that enjoy dappled shade such as coloured primroses, violets, dwarf narcissi, grape hyacinth and spring flowering hardy cyclamen the foliage makes a good foil for lily of the valley later, and in autumn looks superb with Iris foetidissima

For best results grow Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk Group' in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Cut back the large leathery leaves when flowers and new foliage emerge. Plants hybridise and self-seed freely. Like all hellebores, Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk Group' dislikes being moved once established, so should not be divided. 

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, Acidic

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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