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Hellebore (Purple-flowered Christmas Rose)

Helleborus purpurascens

Hardy Perennial

Rarely offered for sale as seed! This exquisite Helleborus produces clumps of robust, leathery foliage along with many large blooms, flushed in shades of purple, pink and even slate grey!

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, low maintenance garden, cut flower garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
January, February, March, April
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 packet (30 hellebore seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £0.99

Sow any time of year in a 7.5cm (3in) pot of seed compost or a free draining peat/sand mix. Sow the seed on the surface of the compost and cover with a little well rotted leaf mould or fine peat. Cover the pot with glass and place in a coldframe or sheltered position with the pot sunk up to its rim in soil. Germination is very slow and can take up to 18 months.

Prick out into individual pots when their seedlings are large enough to handle, grow on for a season and plant out the following autumn or spring in a rich, moist well drained soil and part shade.

Plants take 3-4 years to commence flowering.

Caution: harmful if eaten/skin irritant

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Very disappointed

    By Valerie Tams 28-04-2016

    Nowhere except for on the actual packet is it mentioned that these have to be kept in a fridge for three months after three months at 20 degrees. I shall try the alternative method in a polythene bag for a year in a cold area, but wish I had known they were this difficult!


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