Helleborus x sternii (Mediterranean Hellebore) (9cm pot)
Helleborus x sternii
A hybrid between H. lividus and H. argutifolius it has the pinkish flowers, stems and back leaf colour similar to lividus but is hardy and more vigorous like argutifolius. Flowers December to March. Frost hardy with evergreen foliage.
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.’
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.
Our hellebores in pots are established plants ready for planting out in the garden or into a larger pot. To find out more about planting your Helleborus x sternii (Mediterranean Hellebore) please see our Hellebores Planting Advice page.
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