Growing guide

How to grow hellebores

Hellebores produce their pretty, nodding blooms in winter and early spring, which makes them a valuable asset in any garden. Braving the chill, they are hardy, compact and low maintenance, and their flowers provide valuable nectar for early pollinators. What’s more, most are happy in partial shade, where their usually evergreen leaves provide interest all year round.

Quick facts

  • Flowers from late winter to spring
  • Many are evergreen, some have silver or marbled leaves
  • Most are hardy, and happy in partial or dappled shade
  • Plant from autumn to spring in moist, free-draining soil
  • Divide in early autumn or grow new plants from seed
  • Valuable nectar source for early bumblebees

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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