Common Name: Blackthorns Strain Hellebore
Seed Count: 10
Family: Hardy Perennial
A carefully selected seed strain of this lovely hybrid between H. lividus and H. corsicus. The pink buds on purple stems open to creamy flowers backed with pink and green. The flowers delicate pink shortly after opening in late winter early spring. The saw-tooth, evergreen foliage is a waxy pewter-blue above and burgundy-grey beneath. A shorter plant than H x Sternii, just 35cm but equally as hardy enjoying full sun in well drained soil. 35cm x 35cm
These 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.