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Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus (Ferny hellebore)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus

Other names

Ferny hellebore

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Species

H. multifidus subsp. hercegovinus - H. multifidus subsp. hercegovinus is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with erect stems bearing leaves divided into numerous linear, toothed, veined, mid-green leaflets, hairy beneath. Cymes of pendent, cup-shaped or conical, green flowers bloom in late winter and early spring.


Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Winter

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Black death of hellebores Black death of hellebores

General care

Pruning

Cut back spent flower stems.

Propagation

Sow seed when ripe in spring. Divide in early spring or late summer.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus (Ferny hellebore) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline, moist soil in full sun or dappled shade.

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)

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Botanical name

Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus

Other names

Ferny hellebore

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Species

H. multifidus subsp. hercegovinus - H. multifidus subsp. hercegovinus is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with erect stems bearing leaves divided into numerous linear, toothed, veined, mid-green leaflets, hairy beneath. Cymes of pendent, cup-shaped or conical, green flowers bloom in late winter and early spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Winter

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Black death of hellebores

General care

Pruning

Cut back spent flower stems.

Propagation

Sow seed when ripe in spring. Divide in early spring or late summer.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus (Ferny hellebore) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline, moist soil in full sun or dappled shade.

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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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