Hellebore

Helleborus 'Double Ellen Red'

Hellebore - Helleborus  'Double Ellen Red'

Common Name: Hellebore
Genus: Helleborus
Cultivar: 'Double Ellen Red'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February to April

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


  • Other features: all parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritation

Heavily spotted, red-pink flowers and dark green foliage make these perennials a fine addition to winter-themed containers especially when under-planted with early spring flowering bulbs. Their dainty appearance belies their tough and resilient nature.

  • 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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