Hellebore

Helleborus × sternii

Hellebore - Helleborus × sternii

Common Name: Hellebore
Genus: Helleborus
Species: ◊ sternii

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green, Cream, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: February to April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

Purple-tinted creamy-green bowl-shaped flowers from February to April and pinkish-purple leaves. These beautiful hellebores look great planted in groups of three towards the front of a mixed border in sun or partial shade. One of the most eye-catching varieties of hellebore for maximum results they require a neutral to alkaline soil.

  • Other features: all parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritation
  • 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
  • Goes well with: Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata', Sarcococca confusa, Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten', Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price', Mahonia aquifolium.

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