Helleborus × ericsmithii 'Pirouette' (PBR)

3 litre pot £27.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Helleborus × ericsmithii 'Pirouette' (PBR) hellebore: Flowers prolifically over a long period

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: neutral to alkaline, freely draining soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: December to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A fab hellebore, which is noted for its ability to produce an abundance of flowers over a prolonged period from mid-winter to mid-spring. The flowers can be in variable shades of pink. Once established, it is tolerant of dry shade, so it is an ideal woodlander, and is perfect for underplanting deciduous trees and shrubs, where it will provide low-growing, early interest before the overhead canopy of leaves emerge. Plant it with ferns, hostas and early flowering bulbs to complete the effect.

  • 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.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

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Growing well and flowering in December as stated.


I am completely new to gardening and wanted something I could put in a large pot on the driveway, next to a winter display pot. I potted up with 2 small (9cm) pots of trailing ivy for contrast. The plant arrived looking healthy and has established well. By mid December there were several buds forming and now, just before xmas one is in full flower and I'm confident it will go on to remain healthy over it's season. It's difficult to find something in full flower this time of year. It's not a tall plant and you need to be up close to appreciate it's beauty. If planted in the ground, I would have had more than one to create a feature, but one in a large (50cm diameter pot) with the ivy framing looks very attractive.






I have had this Hellebore in a raised pot with variegated ivy for two years and it has as many flowers the second year as the first. It's lovely to see flowers in mid-winter. It is a robust looking plant.


South East


Wow! Stunning!


This plant is beautiful and covered in large, elegant blush pink flowers with silvery streaks. The leaves are dark green and make for pretty foliage in the garden. As you would expect from Crocus, the plant arrived in tiptop condition, thriving and healthy. I am so impressed with it that I have just ordered another one. Transformative for a very lacklustre end-of-winter corner of the garden.




Helleborus ericsmithii


I ordered this plant on 12/12/17 and it arrived 14/12/17 in perfect condition. I am delighted with the quality of this plant and would have no hesitation in buying from this company again. Well packed and really fast delivery as it came to North Yorkshire. Thank you Crocus.


Scarborough North Yorkshire


Very pleasing


Good flowering as described

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Hello :) Please can you tell me if this variety completely disappears back underground during the summer months? I have some other varieties and some if those do, and some don't. If the leaves remain in the summer, can it be cut right back? Many thanks


This is quite a complex hybrid, so it can be a little variable. I would expect the foliage to start looking tatty during the summer, but some should remain into winter. This then should be cut back to the base before the new flowers start to emerge.


If I buy this now, will it flower this winter>


Hello, There is a very good chance that it will, however this is not something that we can absolutely guarantee, as the production of flowers is largely determined by external (cultural) factors.


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