2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Helleborus × hybridus is a rhizomatous, clump-forming plant ideal for planting in scrub, woodland or grassy sites in the garden. Commonly known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose, they have beautiful blooms which are often used as cut flowers. It's flowers appear in late winter to early spring and are pink spotted with varying amounts in either dark pink or dark red.
Common problems with Hellebore
Hellebores can also suffer from black rot and from black death which appears as black streaking and mottling between leaf veins, or black marks in a ringspot pattern down the leaf stalks.
How to harvest Hellebore
Flowers can be picked for the vase: pick at fully ripe stage to extend the vase life, that is when the stamens have dropped off and the seed pods have started to form. They may be less attractive, but they will last longer.
How to propagate Hellebore
Divide plants after flowering in spring.
Seeds can be sown as soon as they are harvested.
Divide plants after flowering in spring, splitting the rhizomes into pieces to regrow.
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Other uses of Hellebore
Perfect for underplanting of roses and shrubs in flower beds/borders in sheltered areas.