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Helleborus X hybridus (Hybrid Hellebore, Helleborus)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Lime green Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Helleborus X hybridus - Cultivation Notes

The diversity and impact of hellebores makes them a must have in the winter garden. They prefer a neutral / limey soil which is reasonably fertile, and will cope with clay soils but not water logging. Plant in full sun or shade, and allow to self seed - as plants are short lived. Ideal under shade planted in drifts or in front of a shady border. Mulch occasionally with well rotted manure to feed and cut back after flowering if looking leggy.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Helleborus X hybridus:

  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Helleborus X hybridus

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Helleborus X hybridus:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Provides scented winter blossom

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View other ground cover plants with lime green flowers, or ground cover plants with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Helebore, Heleborus, Helleberus, Heliborus, Helaborus

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