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.