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Helleborus argutifolius (Holly-leaved hellebore)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helleborus argutifolius

Other names

Corsican hellebore, Helleborus corsicus, Helleborus lividus subsp. corsicus , Holly-leaved hellebore, Corsican hellebore

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Species

H. argutifolius - H. argutifolius is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with pinnate leaves divided into elliptic, spiny-toothed, dark green leaflets and biennial flowering stems bearing clusters of nodding, bowl-shaped, pale green flowers in late winter and early spring.


Helleborus argutifolius is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Black death of hellebores , Hellebore leaf spot Black death of hellebores , Hellebore leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Helleborus argutifolius (Holly-leaved hellebore) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun. Suitable for heavy clay. For best results, provide shelter from strong, cold winds and mulch annually in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Helleborus argutifolius

Other names

Corsican hellebore, Helleborus corsicus, Helleborus lividus subsp. corsicus , Holly-leaved hellebore, Corsican hellebore

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Species

H. argutifolius - H. argutifolius is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with pinnate leaves divided into elliptic, spiny-toothed, dark green leaflets and biennial flowering stems bearing clusters of nodding, bowl-shaped, pale green flowers in late winter and early spring.

Native to

Corsica, Sardinia

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Black death of hellebores , Hellebore leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helleborus argutifolius (Holly-leaved hellebore) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun. Suitable for heavy clay. For best results, provide shelter from strong, cold winds and mulch annually in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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