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  • hellebore
  • Eventual height: 0.35m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Helleborus × sternii

hellebore

Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £17.99
2 litre pot £17.99
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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: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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