Helleborus X Sternii - 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 Sternii:
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Provides valuable winter interest
- Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Produces winter flowers
Weaknesses of Helleborus X Sternii
- Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Helleborus X Sternii:
- Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
- Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
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Common Missspellings: Helebore, Heleborus, Helleberus, Heliborus, Helaborus