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

Helleborus purpurascens


Perfect for pollinators £9.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots

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

    Often the first flowers can be seen low to the ground in December (usually before the new foliage appears), but they continue to open as the red-spotted stems grow, right through until early spring. A variable but very pretty deciduous clump-forming perennial that makes excellent groundcover in partial shade.

  • Garden care: Keep well watered during dry spells and provide shelter from icy winds. When planting out, 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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