Thriving in dappled sun or full shade, Helleborus foetidus is a wonderfully versatile and useful shade plant with distinctive foliage and flower colour. Flowering through winter and spring, it adds an air of sophistication and architectural interest with its sculptural form and lime green flowers. Great for dry shade, this resilient and beautiful hellebore suits any style of garden including cottage, formal or woodland schemes.
Hellebores are resilient garden plants and are best grown in the ground. Remove old foliage when new growth appears in autumn. Apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or quality compost at this time too. Watch for aphids and spray if necessary. Deadhead spend flowers to encourage increased flowering.