Plant Focus: Helleborus orientalis

Helleborus orientalis

The beautiful simplicity of Helleborus orientalis, flowering from February through to late March, celebrates the imminent arrival of spring in the garden. Cut back the old foliage to show off these shy flowers to maximum effect and deter the spread of blackspot.

This Lenten Rose, with its range of subtle colours, looks great en masse in a woodland setting, with snowdrops, perhaps under a silver birch or three …

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