Helleborus argutifolius subsp. corsicus
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
August September October Plant has long apple-green flowers, with golden stamens, from late winter to spring.
Lenten rose, Hellebore
|Uses in landscape design|
Excellent for shady positions.
High Hellebores are renowned for their durability and tolerance of drought and neglect once a mature plant.
Divide overgrown clumps after flowering in spring and mulch well.
Hellebore plants require a good well-drained loam with plenty compost and enriched with organic matter and bone meal. They will tolerate slightly acidic soils, but prefer a pH of about 7. Being deep rooted it's best to plant them in deep well prepared holes. A dressing of general fertilizer in autumn helps the plants to thrive during the winter growing season.
Hellebore plants are slow growing.
Division: Divide overgrown clumps in spring.
|Common pests and diseases|
Slugs, snails and aphids can be a bother. Hellebores are reliable and disease resistant.
- Botanical name: Helleborus argutifolius subsp. corsicus
- Common name(s): Lenten rose, Hellebore
- Categories: Ground Covers and Perennials
Bears clusters of 50mm-long apple-green flowers, with golden stamens, for several months from late winter into spring. Divide overgrown clumps after flowering in spring, and mulch. Excellent for shady positions. H. orientalis, which grows in warmer areas, bears flowers in shades of white, pink or green. Do not disturb the plant unnecessarily.
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Requires moderate maintenance.
August September October
Plant has long apple-green flowers, with golden stamens, from late winter to spring.