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Helleborus orientalis
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Reader offer: save on species hellebores from Woottens of Wenhaston

Published: December 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Discover our reader offer with Woottens of Wenhaston for hellebores

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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