Provide a really spectacular splash of colour to your late winter garden with this Helleborus Double Ellen Collection. These stunning blooms with their beautiful, cup-shaped flowers above glossy, evergreen foliage appear when almost all other plants are not to be seen. They are an absolute delight and you will be amazed at how well this plant performs in a variety of locations in your garden. Best of all, they are very easy to grow and care for.
Type: Hardy Perennial
Flowering period: Feb-May
Double Ellen Red: beautiful, mauve-red, cup-shaped blooms
Double Ellen Purple: exquisite deep purple, almost claret coloured, blooms
Double Ellen White Spotted: stunning white blooms with intricate purple spots
Pot up helleborus plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside. When plants are well grown, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Plant in neutral or alkaline soil, in dappled shade. They prefer a moist, humous rich, fertile soil that does not dry out in summer or sit waterlogged in winter. When growing on heavy clay or free draining gravel soils, add plenty of well rotted leaf mould or other organic matter to the soil prior to planting.
Mulch helleborus plants with well rotted manure or garden compost each spring. They resent disturbance after planting and may take some time to re-establish. However when clumps become overcrowded, lifting and dividing should be undertaken immediately after flowering.
Quantity: 12 Plants (4 of each kind)