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Harvington hybrids are clump-forming, evergreen perennials with divided, glossy, dark green leaves and upright, branched stems bearing nodding or outward-facing, single or double flowers in late winter and early spring. Colours range from white to black, including yellow, pink, green, purple and red, some with darker speckles, blotches or edges

Hardiness
H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

Aspect
South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

Exposure
Sheltered

Moisture
Moist but well-drained

Soil
Clay, Chalk, Loam

pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Size
Ultimate height
0.1-0.5 metres
Ultimate spread
0.1-0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2-5 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Thrive in neutral to alkaline soils that are moist, fertile and humus-rich. Partial shade is ideal but can tolerate full sun. Provide shelter from strong, cold winds. Mulch annually in autumn. For more information see Hellebore cultivation
Propagation
Propagate by seed, as named strains will come true, or propagate by division in the autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cut Flowers Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care
Pruning
Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear
Pests
Hellebore aphid, hellebore leaf miner and snails may be a problem
Diseases
May be subject to hellebore leaf spot and hellebore black death

Helleborus Niger

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    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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