Helleborus × hybridus Harvington double blush
Lenten rose or hellebore
(shipped in 5-7 working days)
- 2 litre pot
- Next / named day
This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February to April
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
A recent addition to our range, the flowers of this gorgeous new perennial are made up of a double row of petals, each of which is flushed towards the outer edge with raspberry. The green eye and central boss of stamens accentuates the colouring, as does the rich green foliage. Plant in generous drifts in partial shade and perpare to be dazzled in late winter (when little else is in bloom).
- Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Cut the old leaves back down to the ground in January or February as this will show off the new emerging flowers to best effect. It will also help to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot. 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. Cut off the seed heads to prevent inferior seedlings colonising.
- Harmful if eaten/skin irritant