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Winter Rose ‘Thoroughbreds’

Botanical name: Helleborus x orientalis
Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 30-40cm x 30-40cm
Depth and spacing: Plant at the same level as in the pot with the roots spread evenly below soil surface. Plant 30-40cm apart.
Watering: Keep moist whilst actively growing, especially if planted in a hot position.
Frost tolerance: Hardy
Flowering time: Winter till spring.
Planting time: Anytime.
Soil: Well drained and humus rich.
Climate: Cool to Temperate.
Aspect: Semi shade to full shade.
Fertilizer: These plants appreciate a top dressing of leaf mould, compost and a well-balanced fertilizer in spring and autumn.
After flowering care: Cut off any untidy or dying leaves and flowers. Cutting off all leaves in autumn will encourage new healthy leaves.
Comments: These plants may not flower in the first year, but once established they prefer to be left alone which makes them ideal in well-shaded areas. Try planting under deciduous trees, camellias or any position where they won’t be disturbed.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM
Keywords: Winter Rose ‘Thoroughbreds’, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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