This impressive hellebore is drought and heat tolerant. Corsican hellebore originates from the island of Corsica. An evergreen perennial plant, that provides clusters of large, pale-green, cup-shaped flowers with yellow stamens. The leathery leaves have a spiny-edge. A strong plant that grows fairly large. Ideal for a semi-shaded border, the highly decorative Corsican hellebore flowers from winter into spring. Helleborus argutifolius. has recently been renamed and is now officially called Helleborus lividus subsp. corsicus.
|Latin name:||Helleborus - argutifolius|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||January - April|
|Growing Height:||50 - 70 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Corsican hellebore can be planted in the ground, immediately upon receipt. Improve garden soil with compost and mix in a little lime. Prepare a large planting hole and loosen the soil well. Place the ball of soil of the Helleborus argutifolius at the correct depth. The top of the ball should be just below ground level (do not plant it too deeply). Fill the hole with soil, press down firmly and immediately water your Corsican hellebore after planting. Ideally, Corsican hellebore prefers a sheltered spot in full sun or partial shade.
Give Helleborus argutifolius extra water during dry summers. If the roots dry out too much during summer, it is possible that the flower buds are unable to develop properly for next spring. As it retains its foliage even after flowering, only cut away any unpleasant looking or old leaves. Tolerant of most soils, but if the soil is waterlogged the leaves could suffer from black spots.