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Other common names
blue-grey hellebore purple hellebore
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
H. lividus is an evergreen perennial to 45cm with biennial stems bearing leaves composed of three bluish-green marbled leaflets. Nodding, pale pinkish-green flowers 3-5cm in width are borne in open clusters from mid winter
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in neutral to alkaline soil in dappled shade. In frost-prone areas, best grown in a cold greenhouse
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow
Pruning Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear
Pests Hellebore aphid and snails may be a problem
May be subject to hellebore leaf spot and hellebore black death
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