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Helleborus X Sternii - 'Ashwood Strain' (Hybrid Hellebore, Helleborus)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Winter), Red Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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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