Hellebore

Helleborus 'Double Ellen White'

Hellebore - Helleborus  'Double Ellen White'

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

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Provides winter colour

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
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

White, somewhat pointed-tipped petals which are lightly freckled with deep maroon surround a boss of creamy white stamens forming large blooms that are carried on stout, upright stems. Ideal for adding light to a partially shaded border.

  • 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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