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Helleborus viridis

Green hellebore

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellowish green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Helleborus viridis (Green hellebore). The noticeable features of this plant is that the flowers are green and the leaves are large and hand-shaped. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Hellebore

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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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