Lenten Rose hellebore

Helleborus × hybridus 'Harvington Double Lime'

Lenten Rose hellebore - Helleborus × hybridus  'Harvington Double Lime'

Common Name: Lenten Rose hellebore
Genus: Helleborus
Species: × hybridus
Cultivar: 'Harvington Double Lime'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

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

Flower Colour: Green, Yellow
Flowering 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

A gorgeous new variety with pendent or outward-facing saucer-shaped flowers that have lime green-coloured petals. These apear from February to April above the 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.

  • 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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