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Hellebore Winter Sunshine

Another stocky, sturdy and very floriferous Hellebore, with a creamy white congestion of flowers, piled one on top and in front of each other – maturing to a deeper greeny-chocolately-red.

http://www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk/item/Herbaceous-Perennials/Winter-Sunshine-PBR/LIO

Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Winter Sunshine’ is a fabulous variety of this choice hybrid, with clusters of purple buds on dark purple stems opening from late January to April to large, outward-facing flowers, ivory-white with a touch of light green at the front, ivory flushed rose at the back, turning a glowing rosy-red as they mature. The handsome, evergreen glossy dark green leaves on dark purple stems provide the perfect background and remain attractive all year. Height and spread 30-40cm by 45cm.

Thrives in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil, in sun or light shade, sheltered from cold winds. Mulch with well-rotted manure, compost or leafmould in autumn. Cut down flower stems after flowering.

British nursery grown.

Bee friendly.

see also….

http://www.waltersgardens.com/plants/view/?plant=2248

http://www.perennials.com/plants/helleborus-ericsmithii-winter-sunshine.html

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