PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Christmas rose, Black hellebore|
|There are many hellebores growing in the garden, in a variety of colours, from dark red (sometimes double) to pink, white and cream, some with intricate specking or streaking. Although seeds are saved and offered separately from different coloured plants, it cannot be guaranteed that they will all come true. Similarly, plants, when offered, are grown on from self-seeded plants from the garden and will vary in colour.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow outside, where they are to flower, or in pots or trays at any time of year, but preferably in autumn, as the seeds must have a lengthy period of cold and damp in order to germinate successfully. Thin direct-sown seedlings to a foot or so apart, or transplant potted seedlings and grow on in individual pots until ready to plant out.|