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  • hellebore Double Ellen Purple
  • Eventual height: 0.35m
  • Eventual spread: 0.35m

Helleborus × hybridus 'Double Ellen Purple'

hellebore Double Ellen Purple

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
plug plant £6.99
plug plant £6.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, 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
  • Flower colour: dark purple
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A relatively new introduction with deepest purple petals (the outermost often with a smattering of lighter speckles), surrounding the spider-like creamy yellow centre. Their brooding colouring adds depth to the planting scheme when mixed with softer shades of pink and lilac.

  • Garden care: Pot up and grow on or plant straight out. If you do plant them strraight out, add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole, and keep an eye out for slugs and snails. 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
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