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Helleborus x ericsmithii

Hellebore

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Helleborus x ericsmithii
  • Common name: Hellebore
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Green

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Helleborus x ericsmithii

Helleborus x ericsmithii produces upright rosettes of attractively mottled mid-green foliage throughout the year. In its second year each stem produces a cluster of showy pale greenish-pink flowers. It’s an attractive, delicate hellebore but is not always hardy in cooler regions.

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Grow Helleborus x ericsmithii in well-drained soil in full sun, ideally with the added protection of a south or west-facing wall. Once the plants have shed their seed, remove the spent flower stem to encourage plants to produce new shoots from the base. Like all hellebores, Helleborus x ericsmithii dislikes being moved once established, so should not be divided. Given the right conditions, it will self-seed quite sufficiently to provide replacements.

How to grow Helleborus ericsmithii

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Helleborus ericsmithii and wildlife

Helleborus ericsmithii is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Helleborus ericsmithii poisonous?

Helleborus ericsmithii can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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