Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin'

My-oh-my this hellebore is incredible. It has beautiful dark, slate grey-green leaves and then smoky pink flowers which gradually darken to crimson. More
1 x 1.5 litre plant, for spring/summer planting 511123-1.5L £22.95 In stock
When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.
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This hellebore is incredible with beautiful dark, slate grey-green leaves and smoky pink flowers which gradually darken to crimson.

With stem ends seared for 10 seconds it makes the BEST winter and spring cut flower too.

Genus Helleborus
Group/Species x ballardiae
Variety Merlin
Type Evergreen Perennial, Hardy Perennial
Common Name Hellebore
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
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 Remove old leaves to make flowers more visible in spring. Will self seed gently. May irritate skin, wear gloves when handling. Protect from slugs and snails.
Flowering February - May
Vase Life Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
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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Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin' reviews

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Reviewed 22nd January 2020 by Dorothy

Excellently Packaged and delivered, beautiful, as described and illustrated in your catalogue.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

Excellent service as always, a beautiful plant which has generated quite a few positive comments