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Helleborus Genus

Hellebore

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Helleborus genus (Hellebore). These are perennials, some of which are evergreen. Most of the deciduous species retain their old leaves over the winter; these should be cut off in early spring as the flower buds develop. They will produce beautiful flowers which will bloom in white, green, red or purple. It is excellent in woodlands. Fully to half hardy. Prefers semi-shade and moisture-retentive, well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Other common names

Christmas rose

Interest and use

Grown for their winter and spring flowers.

Cultivation

Most deciduous species retain their old leaves over winter. These should be cut off in early spring as flower buds develop.

Propagation

Fresh seed or division in autumn or very early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to snails and black rot. Prone to aphids in early summer. Contact with skin may irritate.

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