Helleborus Double niger
A double flowered Christmas Rose first released in 2008. Bred over several years from various forms of Helleborus niger.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: None
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Partial or full shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Winter
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Winter and early spring flowering.
Height / Spread: 30cm x 60cm (12in x 24in)
These Hellebore's do not respond well to being disturbed once established.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Black spot
Plant Care: The flowers are such an attraction on Hellebores, as they come into bud, remove the larger dead, damaged leaves or those that are hiding the flowers, to ensure you can appreciate the flowers to the full
Care and Time: Low - spring
Warning: Harmful if eaten.
Commonly known as Lenton or Christmas Rose. There are 15 species of Hellebores found across Central and Southern Europe, Turkey, Russia and China
Benefits: Charming in Spring; an early show of colour following winter
History: Liz and Hugh Nunn have been breeding and propagating Hellebores for the last twenty years, and the wonderful result of this relentless hard work is the Harvington Collection of Hellebores. Using hand pollination, they have been continually selecting the very best strains of Hellebores to add to the collection. There are a wide range of colours within the collection ranging from white through to yellow, pink and red, and darker ‘Shades of Night’. Hugh & Liz Nunn have recently retired and their daughter Penny continues to breed new Hellebores in the Vale of Evesham.