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  • Corsican hellebore
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

Helleborus argutifolius

Corsican hellebore

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £11.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bowl-shaped, pendent, pale green, flowers hang above leathery, prickly-edged, sea-green leaves from January to March. This popular, evergreen, Corsican hellebore makes an architectural statement in the middle of a mixed or shrub border. One of our recommended plants, the handsome foliage is a long-lasting source of interest after the flowers have passed.

  • 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.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

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