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HELLEBORUS niger

Commonly known as Christmas rose




  • Good to know - attractive to insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - snails, aphids, leaf spot, black rot.
  • Place of Origin - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Height - 30cm (12in)
  • Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • Evergreen - leathery, dark-green basal leaves 5-20cm (2-8in) long have 7-9 oblong leaflets.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming, hairless perennial. Flowers 4.5-8cm (1¾-3in) across appear on purple-marked stems.
  • Partial Shade - or dappled shade
  • Neutral to Alkaline Soil
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped
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30cm (12in)
Herbaceous Hand Trowel
  45cm (18in)
 

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