Helleborus foetidus ‘Miss Jekyll’s Scented’ – Unusual purple lipped, pendulous creamy green flowers fill the garden with their distinctive Mahonia like fragrance for weeks during early spring. This is a rare, sweetly perfumed form of H foetidus. This tall hellebore has thick, waxy, divided, evergreen foliage and is ideal for both sun or shade positions. Remarkably hardy to frost, heat and dry. Not fussy on soil type, but needs good drainage. Partial Sun, Woodland. H: 35cm – 55cm W: 20cm – 45cm approx.
These Helleborus foetidus ‘Miss Jekyll’s Scented’ seeds depend on having several months in damp compost. (Not in a fridge) Sow seeds immediately you receive them and keep tray in a cold place ie. a shady corner of un heated poly house or protected part of the garden. Natural germination will occur in cooler months in southern hemisphere May to September. Never use artificial heat as this will prevent them from germinating. Keep un germinated seed tray for at least two years. Pot on seedling, as they germinate, to mature before planting out in the garden.