Helleborus x ballardiae 'Maestro'

If I was only allowed to take one winter-flowering perennial to a desert island, it would be this. More
1 x 1.5 litre pot 511536-1.5L £22.95

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If I was only allowed to take one winter-flowering perennial to a desert island, it would be this. It flowers from November to March (followed perfectly by it’s brother H. b. ‘Merlin’) to give the most elegant, stylish and reliable cut flowers, and rich saucer blooms for growing in dappled shade. It’s pewter-green, crimson leaves are handsome too.

Unlike most of its family, once it has dropped its stamens, sear the stems ends in boiling water for 15 seconds and it will never flop in the vase, and then lasts for over 10 days. I absolutely love it.

Genus Helleborus
Group/Species x ballardiae
Variety Maestro (PBR)
Type Perennial
Common Name Hellebore
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Site Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the planting area. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole.
Care Tips The leaves on this evergreen variety are a worthwhile feature, don’t remove them as you would with other Hellebores
Flowering November - March
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months
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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