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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
hellebore 'Winter Sunshine'
Helleborus can be rhizomatous, herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials forming a clump of pedate basal leaves, or evergreen with erect, leafy stems. Large, bowl-shaped flowers are borne in loose clusters in late winter or spring
'Winter Sunshine' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial, up to 45cm high, with glossy dark olive-green leaves with pewter-grey veins. The large flowers, appearing from late winter to early spring, have green centres and long creamy stamens, the petals opening creamy-white and becoming pinkish-red with age
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moisture-retentive, humus-rich but well-drained soil which is preferably neutral or alkaline, in a position with shelter from strong, cold winds and in full sun or light dappled shade. Mulch every autumn with leaf mould, chipped bark or other organic matter; for more advice, see hellebore cultivation
Propagate by division of large clumps in early spring, watering well until they are established
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Ground Cover Banks and Slopes
Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Remove old leaves to help prevent hellebore leaf spot, and deadhead by removing old faded flower stems
Pests May be affected by slugs, snails, hellebore aphid, hellebore leaf miner, chafers, vine weevil and mice
May be affected by hellebore black death, hellebore leaf spot, downy mildews, grey moulds (botrytis), smuts, and virus diseases
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