Helleborus × hybridus 'Double Ellen Purple'

hellebore Double Ellen Purple

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Buy Helleborus × hybridus 'Double Ellen Purple' hellebore Double Ellen Purple: A newly introduced variety

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A new introduction with deepest purple petals (the outermost often with a smattering of lighter speckles), surround the spider-like creamy yellow centre. Their brooding colouring adds depth to the planting scheme when mixed with softer shades of pink and lilac.

  • Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Cut the old leaves back down to the ground in January or February as this will show off the new emerging flowers to best effect. It will also help to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring. Cut off the seed heads to prevent inferior seedlings colonising.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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Bought as a gift

5

Extremely well packaged, plant arrived in good condition.

wootters

Basingstoke

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One of the best dark flowered hellebores

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Really love the shape of the flower on the Ellen hybrids and they are certainly worth paying a bit more money for. If you're looking for a hellebore with a dark purple flower, this is the one to choose.

NatashaRansomGardening

Kent

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