Helleborus orientalis

Reader offer: save on species hellebores from Woottens of Wenhaston

Discover our reader offer with Woottens of Wenhaston for hellebores

Bring interest to the winter garden with this selection of species hellebores that offer a variety of flower and leaf form. Most hellebore species are incredibly frost tolerant, some are evergreen and their most valuable garden feature is their tolerance to shade/dry shade.

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Reader Offer*

Choose either a collection of one of each of the hellebores shown, or three plants of one species. Save on buying plants individually. Supplied as young plants in 9cm pots.

Make your order a Christmas Gift

You can easily add a different delivery address when ordering, plus add a gift card by putting your personal message in the order notes box at the checkout. Make it an extra special gift by adding a gift voucher for your loved one to spend at Woottens in the spring. Vouchers added on this exclusive offer are discounted by 10 per cent. Note: vouchers must be purchased in conjunction with the Hellebore offer.

Postage

Charged at £7.50. All deliveries are made via overnight courier. For multiple offers postage cost will increase in small increments. See website for full details.

How to order

• By phone 01502 478258, quoting the plant offer code for the collection(s) you would like. Phone lines currently open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-5pm.

• Online at woottensplants.com. Click on the Offers tab to find these options. You must add your plant offer code in the order notes box at the checkout to qualify for the offer.

• By post please include details of the collection required, your name and address, telephone, or email and a cheque made payable to Woottens of Wenhaston Ltd. Send your order to: Woottens of Wenhaston, The Iris Field, Hall Road, Wenhaston, Suffolk IP19 9HF.

Offer closes 31 January 2021. Orders dispatched from 7 December 2020. Order by 21 December 2020 for Christmas delivery.

Offer one* £24 plus £7.50 p&p

Code XMASROSE1 One each of the species hellebores for £24 plus £7.50 P&P (20 per cent off)

Offer Two* £15 plus £7.50 p&p

Code XMASROSE2 Your choice of 3 of the same species for £15 plus £7.50 P&P (15 per cent off)

*Offer available while stocks last. Available to mainland UK only. Species/cultivars may be substituted depending on availability.

Helleborus niger

Helleborus niger
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Commonly called the Christmas rose (although it normally flowers January to March), it is a Woottens’ favourite and has pure-white flowers and glossy, dark-green foliage. A robust garden plant worthy of its AGM. Prefers a moist soil and will grow in the sun or part shade. H 30cm. AGM.

Helleborus argutifolius

Helleborus argutifolius
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Also known as the Corsican or holly-leaved hellebore. Thick, evergreen, glaucous foliage with a toothed edge and pale-green, bowl-shaped flowers in late winter and early spring. A wonderful architectural specimen. Plant in well-drained soil. H 60cm.

Helleborus x sternii

Helleborus x sternii
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A stunning species cross from Helleborus argutifolius (syn Helleborus corsicus) x Helleborus lividus with the most handsome, deep-red stems and green-grey, softly marbled foliage. Pale-pink and green flowers from December to March. May need a sheltered spot in more exposed areas. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. H 60cm.

Helleborus orientalis

Helleborus orientalis
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Commonly called the Lenten rose. Plants of this species have been highly hybridised, whether deliberately or naturally, giving rise to a wide range of colours – these are often now called Helleborus x hybridus and can prolifically self-seed in the garden. Flowers February to April and thrives in dry shade. H 60cm.

Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus
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Don’t be swayed by its common name of the stinking hellebore – this is a stunning plant. Native to mountainous regions of southern and central Europe, this species looks very different from its cousins. Huge, deep-cut leaves, thick stems and cascades of green pendular flowers rich in nectar and attractive to early bees. Self-seeds readily. Happy in shade/part shade, in well-drained soil. H 90cm.