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Helleborus (Hellebore) Double Ellen Selection



Clusters of fully double blooms up to three inches across will glisten in the winter sunshine, dancing in the breeze above a collar of evergreen glossy foliage. In medieval times Helleborus were said to be good for breaking bad spells and curses so were often planted next to the front door, today they are known for their unsurpassed winter beauty and a plant lovers dream to add cheer throughout the winter. This rare collection of fully double varieties defy nature by surviving the coldest winters and also grow well in difficult areas of the garden including planting alongside trees and shrubs. Deer and rabbit resistant. Easy to grow and maintain in dappled shade with moist but well-drained soil. Growing to a height of 35cm making them perfect for flower beds or containers.Supplied as young plants.

This collection comprises of;
Ellen Purple
Ellen Picotee
Ellen Red
Ellen Pink
Ellen White
Ellen Green

Flower Colour
Green, Pink, Purple, White

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Small Gardens

Other
Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Ideal for Beginners, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Fully hardy perennial

Category
Perennials

Delivery
14 day

Flowering Time
Long Flowering, Winter & Spring

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Spread
35cm (14")

Height
35cm (14")

Helleborus

Soil

Moist and fertile.

Position

Partial shade

Cutting

Yes

Flowering

January to April

Additional Information

Apply mulch in July and December when flowers are forming to give the plants a boost in nutrients. Strong sunlight all day may discourage the plants from flowering. All parts may cause stomach upset if ingested. Contact with sap may cause skin allergies. Deer resistant. Propagate by division after flowering. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 01 Dec 2017 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
 
Janet Morgan
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