Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted Hellebore Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted is a winter-flowering hardy perennial with cup-shaped pale pink flowers. It’s a good choice to brighten a bare winter garden.
Hellebores are part of the Ranunculaceae buttercup family and are commonly called the Lenten Rose as they flower over Christmas time. The Double Ellen variety of hellebore is a new double-flowered Orientalis hybrid from Dutch breeder Ellen Akerboom.
Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted is a pretty variety of hellebore that will produce large, ruffled double-pink flowers with delicate purple freckles and yellowy-green stamened centres. Flowers appear on upright stems in early winter and stand above the evergreen foliage for three months. Its dark green lobed foliage grows in clumps and often lasts throughout the summer months before new leaves appear with the approach of winter.
Height And Spread of Hellebore Double Ellen Pink Spotted Clump-forming and upright Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted is a small low-growing plant that will reach around 35 cms tall and the same across.
How Hardy Is Hellebore Double Ellen Pink Spotted Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted is pretty with delicate-looking flowers, but it is tough, hardy, and able to withstand minus degree temperatures of UK winters if its roots are well-drained. It does not like hot sun and should be planted in partial to total shade.
How To Use Hellebore Double Ellen Pink Spotted Hellebore Double Ellen Pink Spotted is a great choice for a wildlife garden as the open-centred winter flowers provide much-needed nectar for late pollinators. The clump-forming foliage also provides shelter for insects. Hellebores create attractive ground cover in shady areas and look good planted beneath deciduous trees or shrubs such as roses or dogwoods where they brighten the empty winter space. They look especially good grown en masse, so we also stock other Hellebore varieties such as Double Ellen Red and Double Ellen Purple. You can grow Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted in a container to brighten a bare doorway or patio too. Underplanted with early spring bulbs it creates a beautiful and long-lasting display.
How To Care For Hellebore Double Ellen Pink Spotted Helleborus are low maintenance plants and will grow in the majority of soils including chalk. Helleborus Double Ellen Pink Spotted will thrive in moist shade so plant them under existing shrubs and apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots in autumn to trap moisture and provide nutrients. When flowers appear you can cut back lower foliage to better show off the blooms, but this is not a necessary step and they will gradually spread if left to their own devices.