Hellebore

Helleborus × hybridus 'Harvington double purple'

Hellebore - Helleborus × hybridus  'Harvington double purple'

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

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February to April

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

Gorgeous pendent or outward-facing saucer-shaped deep purple double 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.


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