- Position: partial shade
- Soil: any moist, neutral to alkaline soil, including heavy soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: January to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The large (up to 8cm across) flowers of this showy hellebore appear in abundance from January to April. Initially opening creamy white, they take on apricot, pink and eventually dusky purple tones as they mature, so it is possible to have several differently coloured flowers on the plant at any one time.
- Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould, compost or manure to the planting hole. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring.
- Harmful if eaten/skin irritant