Helleborus collection of six plants

hellebore collection

6 × 10.5cm pots
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    • Position: partial shade
    • Soil: neutral to alkaline soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Flowering period: January to April
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      Hellebores herald the start of the new year with their gently nodding flowers that open as early as January. The large saucer-shaped flowers and attractive foliage makes them ideal for the front of an early spring border.

      This fabulous collection will normally contain a mixture of H. × sternii, H. argutifolius, H. niger, H. × hybridus (H. orientalis), however it can vary slightly dependant upon the season.

    • Helleborus × sternii: Easy-to-grow with clusters of showy green flowers tinged pink and purple (Feb-Mar), 35cm tall.
    • Helleborus argutifolius: Stunning evergreen foliage and subtle green flowers that appear in late winter and last well in to early summer (Feb-Jun), 40cm tall.
    • Helleborus niger: The Christmas rose, which produces gently nodding white flowers (Jan-Apr), 30cm tall.
    • Helleborus orientalis: One of the most popular hellebores with its captivating range of flower colours from white through to slate black (Feb-Apr), 45cm tall

    • Garden Care:Grow hellebores in a partially shady spot that's nice and sheltered as strong, icy winds can damage their blooms. Remember to dig in plenty of organic matter in to the soil when you plant and mulch every spring.

    • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

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They have grown well and are in bud and I look forward to seeing the flowers

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  • Q:

    Hi, I have bought a wide variety of Hellebores in many different colours in the past but over time they all seem to revert to one single clolour - am I dreaming or could you explain what is happening???
    Thank you!
    Asked on 17/3/2015 by lizzydream from Berkshire

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    • Plant Doctor


      Hello there
      Hellebores self seed freely but you can never guarantee that they will be the same as the parent plant, so it sounds as though the parent plants have died and these are the self seeded plants.
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 2/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    Hello. If I purchased helleborus now,could I plant them out immediately.
    Asked on 19/11/2013 by tosca from leicestershire

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    • Plant Doctor



      Yes, these plants are ready to be planted straight out.

      Answered on 20/11/2013 by Helen from Crocus
  • Q:

    Can these hellebore be planted out now (Feb) and will they flower this year?
    Asked on 18/2/2013 by Flower Fairy from Herefordshire

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    • Plant Doctor



      These can be planted out straight away, and although we cannot guarantee flowers, there is a good chance that you will get some this year.

      I hope this helps,

      Answered on 20/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
  • Q:

    Creating a Winter Garden

    Dear Crocus I am wanting to create a " winter garden " area and fancy an Acer griseum as the central feature. I had thought of planting a Cornus Midwinter Fire and Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' to complement the scheme but I would welcome any other suggestions please. Many thanks Claire
    Asked on 26/2/2010 by CLAIRE LAWTON

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    • A:

      Hello Claire, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering plants. I would definitely recommend hellebores and snowdrops, perhaps some Cyclamen and and Euonymus fortunei for foliage colour. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 1/3/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Are Heavenly Hellebores poisonous?

    Would you give me any information on how poisonous these plants are? Thanks Billie
    Asked on 23/2/2010 by Anonymous

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    • A:

      Hello Billie, All parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if eaten and the sap may cause skin irritation in some people. Unfortunately though it is difficult to be more precise as the reaction will vary from person to person. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 25/2/2010 by BILLIE
    • A:

      Thanks, I am a bit surprised they don't come with health warning! My mother in law had some and suggested I plant some in my garden where children are frequent guests! I feel it is irresponsible to market such plants if they are that dangerous! Thanks Billie

      Answered on 25/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
    • A:

      Hello again Billie, I'm sorry you feel this way, and we would hate to think that you felt we were irresponsible or misleading. We do put a warning on each of our plant cards stating if a plant is toxic, so all the hellebores do have the information regarding their toxicity up there for all to see. We would not however think that all plants which may be deemed toxic should not be withdrawn from sale, as this would exclude a vast number of beautiful and commonly grown plants such as all the bulbs (like daffodils and tulips), Ivy, Wisteria and many many more. It is also worth keeping in mind that lots of our edible crops are toxic too. Things like like rhubarb, potatoes, apples and tomatoes can all cause problems (some quite serious) if the wrong bits are eaten or if they are eaten at the wrong stage of development. I think really the best approach is to expect that all plants have the potential to be poisonous and try to ensure that the children are taught that they should not be eating things that are growing in the garden without parental supervision. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 25/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Which Hellebores can I grow in a chalk soil?

    Hi Your Hellebore photos were such a tonic on this cold grey morning. I have tried two or three in a garden I am involved with, but they are not doing anything much. They are also dull. I was told that the lighter coloured ones wouldn't do well in chalk soil. Could you please settle the argument for me, - are there certain Hellebores that can't be grown in chalk soil and which of the lovely varieties you show on your website can I grow in my garden up on the chalk downs of east Kent ? Many thanks in anticipation ............
    Asked on 23/2/2010 by Rosemary Simpson

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    • A:

      Hello There, There are a few hellebores that won't tolerate chalk, but all the ones we sell will grow in neutral to alkaline soils. Therefore they should be fine in your garden as long as the pH is not too high. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 26/2/2010 by Rosemary Simpson
    • A:

      Dear Plant Doctor Thank you for the information. Once I get back into the garden again, in a week or so, I shall review the "hellebore situation" and make some changes. Many thanks until I contact you again.

      Answered on 23/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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    Hellebores in trouble!

    Hello please help! I have around ten different hellebores in my (small) garden, and one of the orientalis (pink) varieties had black blotches and wilted .I have tried cutting it back but it still seems to reblotch. All the advise I can find other than cutting back, is to dig it up, and destroy the plant which seems rather drastic, but now I think that two others are suffering too. I don't want to lose them as they are my absolute favourite plants. In eager anticipation Julie
    Asked on 23/2/2010 by Julie Bentley

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    • A:

      Hello Julie, There are two things that could cause the symptoms you describe. Hellebore Leaf Blotch is the least serious, but rarely affects H. orientalis, so I suspect it may be Helleborus Black Death. This makes the foliage, stems and flowers are marked with black streaks or spots, especially along the veins and the plants are often distorted and stunted. This is caused by a virus and unfortunately that means there is no cure so the affected plant should be removed and replaced. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 23/2/2010 by Julie Bentley
    • A:

      Thank you, how sad though! Julie

      Answered on 23/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Plant advice for 2 new beds please

    Hello, I need some help to decide which plants to put into two new areas please:- 1: A semi-circle flash bed at the front of the house, size approx 2m x 0.80m and 0.80m deep. I thought about the 3 following options for a small tree/bush in the middle:- a) Magnolia soulangeana, but I was worried about the size that it could grow to and possible problems with roots etc . Will it stay small if the size of the container is used to restrict it? b) Witch Hazel (Hamamelis intermediana 'Diane'). Will it spread too much? I think this is very pretty. c) Corylus avellana 'contorta' Then I also need to think about ground cover plants to help suppress weeds. I am only interested in fully hardy, easy to look after plants, could be with some flowers or coloured leaves. 2:- A thin path between neighbours (approx 2m x 0.40). My idea is to plant bamboo. I would love a modern thin run of bamboo with ground cover. My worry is which bamboos to use. I love the yellow, like Phyllostychys aureocaulis (Golden Grove) but not sure if it is strong enough as it could be exposed to some wind. I bought from you a couple of years ago the Phyllostychys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' which I planted in pots but it died this year. I see on your website some other bamboos but I don't like them as much as their canes seems less exposed and have a lot more foliage. But possibly these would be a better alternative... ...? For the ground cover I as thinking of Ophiopogen nigrescen. Do you think these plants will be suitable, or have you any other suggestions? Thank you for your help, Galia
    Asked on 15/2/2010 by e moran

    1 answer

  • Q:

    Planting Helleborus

    Hi, I need to buy and plant some Hellebores, but I am not sure how many I need. I have 4 borders to plant area is 8.4 sq mtrs, 2.1 sq mtrs, 4.2 sq mtrs and 5.6 sq mtrs please could you advise on how many plants and varieties? They are for an old hotel building so I guess red, white and pink colours? Please could you also give me prices as I think I will need a few plants! Regards Jason
    Asked on 2/12/2009 by KM ILES

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Jason, We do offer a bespoke planting plan service, however we do charge for this service. Alternatively you can have a look at our full range on the following link, choose the ones you like the look of and work on the basis that you will need 9 per square metre. The prices are all on our site. http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.helleborus/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 3/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Winter flowering plants for window boxes

    Dear Plant Doctor, I am about to purchase the Sloane Window Boxes and would like to order some plants at the same time. Can you please advise which plants and flowers might survive for the winter? I don't like Cyclamen and Pansies too much. Many Thanks. Dee
    Asked on 4/11/2009 by Dee Coggins

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