Helleborus × ballardiae HGC Snow Dance ('Coseh 800'PBR)
A compact, clump forming evergreen perennial with dark green, leathery, lightly marbled, divided leaves growing up to 35-40cm high. The large, white, outward facing flowers open from pink buds from mid-winter to spring.
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten, skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
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How to grow
Grow in fertile, moisture retentive, but well drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in a position sheltered from strong winds in sunny spot or light shade. Improve lighter soil with organic matter such as garden compost or a manure-based soil conditioner prior to planting and mulch well. For more advice see hellebore cultivation.
Propagate large clumps by division in early spring for home use only.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Patio and container plants
- Flower borders and beds
Remove faded or damaged foliage in autumn, winter before the flowers appear.
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