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Helleborus orientalis subsp. abchasicus

A very early flowering hellebore variety, often flowering for Christmas. More
1 x 1 litre pot 200815-1L £25.95

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A very early flowering variety, often flowering for Christmas. Flowers emerge infused with a deep, purple-red tint fading to a pleasant pale pink, before seedpods continue the interest into spring.

Genus Helleborus
Group/Species orientalis subsp. abchasicus
Variety Early Purple Group (syn. Atrorubens)
Type Perennial
Common Name Lenten Rose
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Site Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Will tolerate a wide range of conditions, but does best in fertile, rich moist but well-drained soil which is preferably heavy, and neutral or alkaline. Plant in a position out of strong, cold winds in dappled shade.
Care Tips Remove old leaves to help prevent hellebore leaf spot, and deadhead by removing old faded flower stems. Mulch every autumn with leaf mould, chipped bark or other organic matter.
Flowering December - March
Vase Life These are beautiful cut and used as a floating flower in a bowl of water. To get hellebores to last in water, incise one side of the stem from flower to the end of the stem, with the tip of a tiny paring knife.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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