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Helleborus x hybridus Blue-black (Lenten rose Blue-black)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helleborus x hybridus Blue-black

Other names

Lenten rose Blue-black

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Variety or Cultivar

Blue-black _ Blue-black is a clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, divided, dark green leaves and nodding to outward-facing, saucer-shaped, blue-black flowers from late winter into spring.


Helleborus x hybridus Blue-black is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

Flower

Blue-black in Spring; Blue-black in Winter

Foliage

Dark-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.

Propagation

Propagate in spring or summer.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Helleborus x hybridus Blue-black (Lenten rose Blue-black) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.45m 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

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 x hybridus Blue-black

Other names

Lenten rose Blue-black

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Variety or Cultivar

Blue-black _ Blue-black is a clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, divided, dark green leaves and nodding to outward-facing, saucer-shaped, blue-black flowers from late winter into spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.


Colour

Flower

Blue-black in Spring; Blue-black in Winter

Foliage

Dark-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.

Propagation

Propagate in spring or summer.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helleborus x hybridus Blue-black (Lenten rose Blue-black) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.45m 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

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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