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Helleborus foetidus 'Yellow Wilgenbroek' (Stinking hellebore 'Yellow Wilgenbroek')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helleborus foetidus 'Yellow Wilgenbroek'

Other names

Stinking hellebore 'Yellow Wilgenbroek'

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Wilgenbroek' _ 'Yellow Wilgenbroek' is a clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with palmate, leathery leaves divided into linear or narrowly lance-shaped, bright or yellow-green leaflets and sturdy, upright stems bearing nodding to outward-facing, cup-shaped, spotted, pale yellow-green flowers from late winter into spring.


Helleborus foetidus 'Yellow Wilgenbroek' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Winter

Foliage

Yellow-green, Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Black death of hellebores Black death of hellebores

General care

Pruning

Remove faded, damaged, or dead foliage when the flowers appear. Cut back spent flower stems.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as ripe.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Helleborus foetidus 'Yellow Wilgenbroek' (Stinking hellebore 'Yellow Wilgenbroek') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Prefers heavy, neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Avoid excessively dry or wet conditions. Shelter from strong, cold winds and mulch annually in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Helleborus foetidus 'Yellow Wilgenbroek'

Other names

Stinking hellebore 'Yellow Wilgenbroek'

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Wilgenbroek' _ 'Yellow Wilgenbroek' is a clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with palmate, leathery leaves divided into linear or narrowly lance-shaped, bright or yellow-green leaflets and sturdy, upright stems bearing nodding to outward-facing, cup-shaped, spotted, pale yellow-green flowers from late winter into spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Winter

Foliage

Yellow-green, Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Black death of hellebores

General care

Pruning

Remove faded, damaged, or dead foliage when the flowers appear. Cut back spent flower stems.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as ripe.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helleborus foetidus 'Yellow Wilgenbroek' (Stinking hellebore 'Yellow Wilgenbroek') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Prefers heavy, neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade. Avoid excessively dry or wet conditions. Shelter from strong, cold winds and mulch annually in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

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

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