The Hellebore season has begun

Helleborus orientalis is much loved and sought after for its ability to inject color into a gloomy winter garden. The Belgian breeders and Hellebore specialists Thierry and Anneke Van Paemel of Het Wilgenbroek Nursery have been busy developing a number long flowering cultivars. 

HELLEBORUS ViV Victoria - suitable for shade or semi-shade 

Height x Spread:  40cm x 40cm

 H. 'ViV Victoria's' individual single flowers are striking with burgundy red petals encircling a crown of pale lime green stamens.  The evergreen foliage is also attractive with a neat mound of deeply cut leathery leaves that provide structure and texture in the garden long after the flowers have faded.

Specially bred to produce lots of flowers over a long period of time, the earliest blooms appear in late autumn in a display that can last well into spring.  Perfect for a cottage or wildlife garden, plant it where you can see it on a cold winter day or pick individual blooms for a floating display in a shallow bowl of water. To thrive it needs to be grown in a rich, damp, non-acidic soil with some drainage in partial shade. 

"The compact growth habit and floriferous nature of this Hellebore make it a superb choice for an outdoor container - perfect for the patio or a pot by the front door," said The Hardy's Team. 

For more information:
Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants
Priory Lane Nursery
Freefolk Priors
Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7FA
01256 896533
info@hardysplants.co.uk
www.hardysplants.co.uk

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