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Helleborus lividus

Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant type: Evergreen perennial
Plant size: 45cm tall x 45cm wide.
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the soil surface & 45cm apart.
Watering: Keep adequately watered whilst actively growing, especially if the plant receives a lot of direct sunlight.
Frost tolerances: Frost hardy to -50C
Flowering time: The green flowers appear in early Spring (Aug - Oct). Note: The flowers appear in the second year & are delicately scented.
Preferred soil: Rich & well draining otherwise not particularly fussy.
Preferred aspect: Part to full shade.
Ideal climates: Cool to temperate.
Pruning: Cut back each Winter
Fertilising: Feed annually in Spring with a general purpose fertiliser.
Uses & comments: The flowers, like all Hellebores, are typically beautiful but it's the foliage that makes this variety really valuable in the shady garden.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:35 AM
Keywords: Helleborus lividus, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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