Helleborus Double Ellen Red

 

A clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, lobed, dark green leaves and upright stems bearing outward-facing, cup-shaped, double, heavily spotted, dark reddish-pink flowers from late winter to mid-spring. Will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

 

Prefers heavy, neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Avoid excessively dry or wet conditions. Shelter from strong, cold winds.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.