Helleborus x sternii (Mediterranean Hellebore) (Plug).
Helleborus x sternii
Silvery leaves, pinkish stems, pink-tinged lime green flowers appear post Christmas. A hybrid between Helleborus argutifolius and Helleborus lividus. Evergreen and frost hardy.
Each plug measures 10 cm (4 inches) root to foliage tip.
Helleborus x sternii (Mediterranean Hellebore) is a hybrid between H. lividus and H. argutifolius. It has creamy-green flowers tinged with pinkish-purple, with stems and a back leaf colour similar to H. lividus but is hardy and more vigorous like H. argutifolius.
It is described by the RHS as follows:-
‘H. x sternii is an evergreen perennial, to 35cm, with purple, biennial stems bearing leaves with three green, pale-veined leaflets. Nodding, creamy-green flowers, suffused with pinkish-purple and 3-5cm in width, are borne in open clusters from late winter to mid-spring.’
Harvington Hellebores® are excellent, easy to grow garden plants and flower at that time of year when there may be little or no other floral colour. They are winter flowering, frost hardy perennials, that reliably come back year after year, flowering from December through to the end of March. Their dark green, glossy, evergreen foliage also provides year-round interest.
Hellebores look particularly attractive against planting companions such as snowdrops, aconites and early daffodils. They create a perfect ground cover for areas of dappled shade, such as borders under deciduous trees and shrubs, but will also thrive in patio pots.
Upon receiving your Harvington Hellebores® plugs, please allow some light and air into your plants immediately and keep them in a cool light place. Ensure that the plug plants are kept moist at all times and plant them as soon as possible after receiving them. If possible, plant each plug in a 1 or 2 litre sized deep pot or container for this growing season so that they establish well before planting them out. Once they have rooted down into the pots they will be ready to plant into the garden or into containers in the autumn or following spring.
To find out more about planting your Helleborus x sternii (Mediterranean Hellebore) plugs please see our Hellebores Planting Advice page.
As a specialist nursery, now based in South Lincolnshire, we have developing Harvington Hellebores® for over 30 years. All plants offered are propagated and grown by us here on our nursery. We are passionate about the quality of our plants and are constantly striving to achieve clarity of flower colour, attractive foliage and garden worthiness within our Harvington Hellebores® range. Our dedication has attracted interest from the national press, who have written more about our story, as follows: