The Hellebore Specialists

Welcome to our Hellebore Shop for the 2017 season.  This shop is now open and we will be accepting orders until the end of October. Don’t forget to visit our shop information page.

Helleborus x hybridus Selections

These are the most adaptable and easiest to grow of all Hellebores.  Tough, drought tolerant once etsblished and very long lived.  Helleborus x hybridus is the botanically correct name for what used to be called ‘Helleborus orientalis’.   Our varieties are just as tough as the old fashioned ones that would have been found in your Grandmother’s garden, but with better flowers.  If you have never grown a Hellebore, start with a few of these.

The Helleborus x hybridus selections listed in this section can vary a little in stature but typically reach about 45cm tall when in flower. When mature they will have a spread of around 60cm.  Their foliage is evergreen and the main flowering period is from July to September, depending on climate and season.  We suggest planting them 45 to 60cm apart.

The plants in this catalogue are one year old seedlings grown in 75mm tubes.  Under good growing conditions we would expect most of them to flower in winter of the year following purchase.

Please have a quick read of our Shop Information page which should answer all questions regarding the plants, our service and our delivery charges.

Caulescent species and hybrids

These are some of the most distinctive and effective of Hellebores. The caulescent (stemmed) Hellebores have a taller growing, more shrub-like habit and are quite different in appearance to other Hellebores.

Their height and dramatic foliage can add valuable structure to the garden over the winter months. Their flowers, while individually small, are produced in a large terminal inflorescence which can also make quite an impact.  All good tough plants, but they must have good drainage.  Need to build up soil depth if planting into clay.

Please have a quick read of our Shop Information page which should answer all questions regarding the plants, our service and our delivery charges.

Helleborus niger and its hybrids

This distinct species and its hybrids are some of the choicest plants of the genus. Characteristically large and outward facing flowers make H. niger a stunning species. We are offering four different forms of this species this year.

H. niger needs your coolest spot with good deep soil with plenty of organic matter.  If you are in a hotter climate and require a white flowered Hellebore, I would recommend the white flowered form of Helleborus x hybridus.

Please have a quick read of our Shop Information page which should answer all questions regarding the plants, our service and our delivery charges.

Subscribe to our Newsletter And receive emails about all things Hellebores
Follow us on Facebook To see the latest on Post Office Farm Nursery