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Holly-Leaved Hellebore

Helleborus ividus ssp. corsicus

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

90cm

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Holly-Leaved Hellebore Overview

Helleborus ividus subsp. corsicus is a clump forming evergreen perennial from the Ranunculaceae family. It has stiff grey-green leaves which are pinnate and leathery. In late winter it produces nodding clusters of bowl-shaped, pale green flowers. This plant is ideal for heavy clay areas in partially shaded locations.

Common problems with Holly-Leaved Hellebore

They can also suffer from hellebore leaf spot and a virus.

How to harvest Holly-Leaved Hellebore

Generally not harvested, flowers can be taken for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Holly-Leaved Hellebore

Seed

Sow into pots on a cold frame as soon as the seeds are ripe. However seed does not always come true

Division

Divide after flowering in early spring or late summer.

Special features of Holly-Leaved Hellebore

Winter colour

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Holly-Leaved Hellebore

This perennial is frequently planted under roses and shrubs in cottage or informal gardens.

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