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Helleborus Niger Harvington Hybrids (Christmas Rose Hellebore)

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Helleborus niger Harvington hybrids (Christmas rose hellebore)

Helleborus Niger Harvington Hybrids (Christmas Rose Hellebore)


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Position: partial shade
Soil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: February to April Flower colour: white, sometimes with a pink edge
Other features: all parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested; the sap may cause skin irritation
Hardiness: fully hardy
Pretty, pendent, saucer-shaped flowers are held above leathery, deep green leaves from late winter to early spring. Lenten rose make an attractive ground cover in dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs. Plant them in heavy, neutral to alkaline soil.Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring.

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