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Helleborus x glandorfensis 'Merlot'

This hellebore variety commands attention with its huge, sumptuous garnet red flowers reminiscent of the exquisite Barolo wine from Piedmont.
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1 x 4.5 litre pot (201158-4.5L)

1 x 2 litre pot

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Flowers
January - April
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
x glandorfensis
Common name
Snow Rose
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
1 x 2 litre pot
Aspect
Shade
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

This variety commands attention with its huge, sumptuous garnet red flowers reminiscent of the exquisite Barolo wine from Piedmont. The breeding and hybridising of hellebores has advanced incredibly over the last decade, with crosses now being achieved that were previously considered to be impossible. The results are now visible in this hybrid, between a Snow Rose and a Lenten Rose.

The resulting plants are extremely robust, long-lived and disease resistant. They thrive well even in sunny places and flower for an exceptionally long period of time with new blooms continuously replacing the aged ones. The beautiful large blooms are carried high above the leaves and look you right in the eye.

Care Tips

The leaves on this evergreen variety are a worthwhile feature, don’t remove them as you would with other Hellebores