Hellebore

Helleborus × hybridus 'Harvington double white'

Hellebore - Helleborus × hybridus  'Harvington double white'

Common Name: Hellebore
Genus: Helleborus
Species: × hybridus
Cultivar: 'Harvington double white'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Form: Perennial

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

Soil: Heavy neutral to alkaline soil

  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Flower colour: double cream
  • Other features: all parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritation


Attractive pendent or outward-facing saucer-shaped cream double flowers from February to April above leathery deep green leaves. This lenten rose makes a stunning ground cover to light up areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs. Like all hellebores they prefer a heavy neutral to alkaline soil.

  • 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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