Hellebore

Helleborus × hybridus 'Harvington double lilac'

Hellebore - Helleborus × hybridus  'Harvington double lilac'

Common Name: Hellebore
Genus: Helleborus
Species: ◊ hybridus
Cultivar: 'Harvington double lilac'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Provides winter colour, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February to April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

Other Features: All parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritation.

Gorgeous new variety with pendent or outward-facing saucer-shaped double lilac flowers from February to April above leathery deep green leaves. This lenten rose creates a stunning ground cover for areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs. Like all hellebores they prefer a heavy neutral to alkaline soil.

Cut back the old leaves down to the ground in January or February. This will show off the new emerging flowers to best effect and it also helps to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot.

Garden Care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring.


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