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Helleborus ‘Pluto’

Hellebore

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourYellow-green

Description

Helleborus ‘Pluto’ (Hellebore). Has small flowers that are purple on the outside, and greenish purple inside with purple nectaries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their winter and spring flowers.

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Needs

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

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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