Hellebore

Helleborus × hybridus 'Harvington picotee'

Hellebore - Helleborus × hybridus  'Harvington picotee'

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

Category: Groundcover Plants
Form: Perennial

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Soil: Heavy neutral to alkaline soil


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



Pretty pendent or outward-facing saucer-shaped pink flowers from February to April and leathery deep green leaves. This is an attractive variety which is perfect as a ground cover for 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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