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Helleborus Christmas Carol

Helleborus niger 'Christmas Carol' is a reliably free-flowering variety of this classic perennial, often in flower at Christmas. Dark green, evergreen foliage provides the background to large glistening white flowers with golden stamens, often developing a pink flush, between December and March.

Height and spread 30cm x 45cm (12in x 18in). Plant in rich, well drained soil, in sun or partial shade, sheltered from cold winds. Mulch with well-rotted manure, compost or leaf mould in autumn. Remove any leaves with black blotches when seen.

Bee friendly.

Planted in the White garden

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