Helleborus × hybridus Harvington black

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Buy Helleborus × hybridus Harvington black Lenten rose hellebore: Near black flowers and purple-flushed foliage

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 soil, including heavy soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    The almost true-black flowers of this new variety are a stunning sight, particularly when they are just beginning to open. They are mostly outward facing (all the better for seeing them), although some may be more pendent, but they all have an alluring sumptuous velvet-like appearance, which is picked up by the purple-flushed, deep green foliage. Flowering in late winter and early spring they will add interest to shady borders, woodland gardens or patio pots. To create an interesting contrast, plant with snowdrops and/or creamy white flowering daffodils.

  • Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Cut the old leaves back down to the ground in January or February as this will show off the new emerging flowers to best effect. It will also help to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot. 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. Cut off the seed heads to prevent inferior seedlings colonising.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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Eventual height & spread

Stunning but foliage not as shown.

4

Plant was healthy and vigorous. Flowers are exactly as shown, the nearest to real black flowers I've encountered. However, the foliage in the catalogue picture appears dark and is perhaps what you'd expect but in reality it is far more green.

Breadfan

Wales

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Lovely healthy plant

5

I am a hellebore lover and looking forward to seeing my plant in full flower.

Daphne

Stirlingshire

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Gorgeous

5

I bought this beautiful Hellebore last year to join the other 2 variety I have on my border, and this year the first flowers came out, they are charcoal black just like in the picture. I love how Hellebores thrive on the winter.

Red Rage

Northampton

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