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).

Helleborus niger
Christmas rose, Black hellebore
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Spring
Height 12-18in/30-50cm
Light preference Shade or part shade
Soil preference
Sowing time/depth ,
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.
Plant
1 x young plant (9cm pot) £3.75

Mixed colours
Seed
1 packet - 25 seeds approx. £1.95

Ex. Dark pink, strong veining
Seed
1 packet - 25 seeds approx. £1.95

Ex. Pink, speckled
Seed
1 packet - 25 seeds approx. £1.95

Ex. Dark red
Plant
5 x young plants £7.25

Mixed colours
Seed
1 packet - 25 seeds approx. £1.95

Ex. white
Latest additions to Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants
Borago officinalis 'Bianca' Origanum vulgare Iris  germanica, pale blue Cenolophium denudatum Papaver sominferum, true red
Borago officinalis 'Bianca' Origanum vulgare Iris germanica, pale blue Cenolophium denudatum Papaver sominferum, true red  
Norfolk Cottage Garden - Free Seeds!
Choose a packet of seeds from the three varieties below and it will be added to your order absolutely FREE!
 Nicotiana langsdorfii
Nicotiana 'Lime Green'
 Agrostis nebulosa
Agrostis nebulosa
 Nicandra physalodes
Nicandra physalodes Shoo-fly plant

There are 0 items in your trug

SEARCH

SEEDS & PLANTS : ALPHABETICAL

SEEDS & PLANTS BY TYPE
Annuals/Biennials
Perennials
Wildflowers
Ornamental grasses
Vegetables, fruit and herbs
Wildlife friendly
Climbers
Trees and shrubs
Plants

SEEDS & PLANTS BY COLOUR
Green
White
Cream
Yellow
Orange
Red/Pink
Purple
Blue
Black
Mixed

GREETINGS CARDS & GIFT TOKENS
GIFT SHOP