Helleborus Orientalis

 

Helleborus Orientalis, Lenten Rose. An evergreen erect perennial producing leathery dark green, divided leaves. Large saucer-shaped white or greenish cream flowers. Good border specimen lends itself to group planting. Max Height 45cm. Max Spread 45cm. Flowers January to April. Harmful if eaten / skin irritant.

 

Plant in moist fertile soil, Shelter from cold drying winds. Partial shade, Hardy. Avoid extremes of wet or dry.

 

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.