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Helleborus foetidus

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Pot Size
0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Helleborus foetidus

Common names

Setterwort, Stinking hellebore, Stinkwort, Bear's foot, Hellebore


Helleborus foetidus (Setterwort). The flowers and stems of the perennial are bright yellow to grey-green and are arranged in a fan pattern. The foliage is evergreen with pale green bell-shaped flowers which will become outlined in purple as they age. They will self-sow freely or may be divided in early spring. Make sure you divide only large, well-established clumps as this perennial does not like to be disturbed.


Watch out it is poisonous.

Interest and use

Rock garden, under shrubs Spring/Winter interest.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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