Hellebores – Plant of the moment.
- Posted By: Phil
Posted in: Plant Of The Week, Plants
Hellebores are a great winter plant that are very easy to look after.
Many are evergreen and some have attractive silver or marbled leaves
Plant soon after purchase from autumn to spring in moist, but free-draining soil, they usually enjoy a position in sun for at least part of the day
They will produce nodding flowers from late winter to spring
Most are hardy and happy in light shade and do not require special attention
Hellebores Niger need excellent drainage during the winter so consider growing them in containers and moving them to sheltered spot in winter (such at the base of a south- or west-facing house wall)
They are a great source of food for pollinating insects in early spring, remove damaged or disease leaves in autumn/winter and mulch in spring to reduce drying out of the soil