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botanical name:
Helleborus argutifolius
Helleborus argutifolius © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Hellebore
synonyms:  Helleborus corsicus, Helleborus lividus ssp. corsicus
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Evergreen leathery leaves divided into 3 coarsely toothed leaflets, mid to dark greyish-green in colour with attractive pale veins. Large clusters of pale apple green flowers in late winter and early spring. A reliable and robust plant.

cultivation:
Most soils except badly drained heavy clay and waterlogged conditions. Thrives on poor chalky soils.
Dead or tatty leaves should be cut off in early spring. Faded flowers can be removed or left to set seed.

propagation:
From seed. Will often self seed freely.

usage:
Good dramatic foliage and early flowers. Mixed borders, woodland edge.

other notes:
Native to Corsica and Sardinia

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