Helleborus 'Double Ellen' red - Plant

Helleborus orientalis 'Double Ellen'
Helleborus 'Double Ellen' red

Introduces a touch of colour in winter!

From winter until May — its long flowering period means that we get to enjoy the Christmas rose for longer. The double-flowered blooms of this Helleborus orientalis bloom midway through winter, from January to May. Great for some extra colour in the garden or in a flowerpot on the garden table.
Put the hardy plant in loose, fertile soil, perhaps with some extra lime. A semi-shaded spot will be fine. Ensure that the soil around the plant is slightly moist, preferably not too wet for a protracted period. The Helleborus orientalis will grow to approximately 50–80 cm tall.
The Helleborus also attracts bees. When they wake from hibernation, hellebores are one of the few plants blooming at that time of year.
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • Hellebores grow well in the garden but are also quite happy in a large planter. Improve poor garden soil with a mix of compost, granulated cow manure or leaf mould. Plant your Christmas rose at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water generously immediately after planting. Hellebores like full sun or partial shade in permeable, fertile soil.
    Heleborus in the garden
    Hellebore (Christmas Rose) really does deserve a prominent spot in your garden. Choose somewhere you can see it from your window, you can then enjoy it from indoors too. Especially when grown in groups, this winter flowering plant will give you so much joy. You can combine with other early flowering plants like cyclamen or primrose.
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  • Care
  • All Hellebores are strong, hardy garden plants. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out and water extra in dry summery weather. A place in partial shade is better than being in full sun. As the plant begins to flower, cut the old leaves right back and the flowers will look even prettier. You will soon see signs of new leaves that will look beautiful through the summer. Cover with a mulch of fallen leaves in winter for protection.
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  • Specifics
  • Helleborus orientalis is one of the loveliest of winter flowering plants. Depending on the weather, the first flowers can appear as early as January. After flowering, the seed pods will remain decorative for a long time. Christmas Rose is a hardy, evergreen perennial.
    Hellebores are very popular, there are lots of different cultivars available in a wide range of colours. They flourish in the cold winter months, which explains why these perennials are a must for the winter garden.
    Another name for the Helleborus is Christmas Rose or Lenten rose. It is actually poisonous if eaten - so advisable to use gloves when pruning.
    Hellebores belongs to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Helleborus orientalis 'Double Ellen'
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Red
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period January - April
    Growing height25 - 50 cm
    Planting distance30 - 40 cm
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