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Helleborus (Hellebore) mixed collection


History of the Hellebore:

Helleborus are often better known as the 'Christmas' or 'Lenten' Rose as they flower profusely whilst other blooms slumber. Subject to their common name, Helleborus are in fact part of the Buttercup family.  

During ancient times, Hellebore's were vital to form medicines that would aid in the cure of ailments such as gout, paralysis and insanity.

However, it was found that these plants are highly poisonous and if ingested in large volumes, would cause some quite nasty symptoms such as vertigo and would often lead to swelling of the tongue and throat.

Planting Guide:

Helleborus are the ideal plants for shade and will thrive if kept in a sheltered area of the garden. Plant in soil that is well-draining, ensuring that it is watered thoroughly and kept moist throughout the growing season. Mulch with leaf mould to retain moisture levels and increase soil fertility. 

This Helleborus Collection consists of;

Double Ellen Picotee
Double Ellen Pink
Double Ellen White
Double Ellen Yellow
Double Ellen Red Splash

Height and spread 35cm (14"). Fully hardy perennial. Supplied as young plants.
Flower Colour
Cream, Pink, Red, White, Yellow

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Small Gardens

Hardiness
Fully hardy perennial

Category
Perennials

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

Flowering Time
Long Flowering, Winter & Spring

Aspect
Part 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: 12 May 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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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.
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