A vigorous grower with tidy plant habit. A heavy flowering variety with beautiful mid pink flowers from winter to spring. Easy to grow with minimal maintenance and frost hardy below 1ºc it can also withstand low water conditions making it ideal for planting under trees where few other plants can compete. Although a great shade solution - hellebores can also tolerate a good deal of sunlight also and so do not need to be restricted to shade gardens alone.
Many hellebores are grown from seed which can offer variations from one plant to another, H. Penny's Pink, however, is grown from tissue culture which guarantees that each and every plant will present consistent flower colour, habit and growth characteristics ensuring desired effects when mass planting or creating 'drifts' in landscape.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HELLEBORES:
Hellebores are a classic garden favourite which reminds us that spring is just around the corner. Belonging to the large genus Helleborus, it is part of the larger buttercup family - Ranunculaceae they are native to regions of Europe and Asia.
They are perennials and largely evergreen with strong, leathery leaves which provides a steady foundation throughout the year for shade garden displays. Flowers which end the bleakness of winter early can be found in a host of colours ranging from apricot, yellows and greens through to soft and deep shades of pink, maroon and even deep, dark plums or slate greys and, of course, cream to crisp whites. In addition, petals may be spotted or picoteed (narrow band of colour on edge of petals) whilst others may feature double petals for a ruffled, romatic appearance.
Medium water requirements. Once established, quite dry tolerant requiring only occasional long soak during extended periods of heat.
Plant in most soil types that are well draining. No pruning generally required other than to tidy old
flower stems or leaves. Feed in early spring with a slow release fertiliser for best results. Fertiliser more often if grown in containers (see manufacturers recommendation).
CAUTION - Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.