Helleborus 'Garden Black'

Helleborus hybridus 'Garden Black'

Hellebore

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helleborus hybridus 'Garden Black'
  • Common name: Hellebore
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

  • 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.

Ashwood Garden Hybrids are a strain of Helleborus x hybridus, and are regarded as some of the best hellebore hybrids available. There are many cultivars to choose from – all are healthy and robust plants, and produce flowers in a variety of colours and forms. 

Helleborus 'Garden Black' bears dark purple, almost black single flowers. Like all hellebores, Helleborus 'Garden Black' dislike 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
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • 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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