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Hellebore HGC® Ice Breaker® Max


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Great for wildlife
January - February
September - December
45cm x 45cm
Long Flowering Period
Fully Hardy

Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max: Mother Nature’s icebreaker extraordinaire, turning Winter into a garden gala. Jack Frost might just break the ice and trade in his chill for a front row seat.

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Fully Grown Size
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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award


Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max is a remarkable member of the Ranunculaceae family and defies Winter's grasp, with its captivating blooms and long enduring charm. Ice Breaker® Max boasts evergreen foliage that remains delightful throughout the seasons. The magic of Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max is revealed through its exquisite flowers, emerging as a beacon of hope from late Winter to early Spring just as your traditional gardening season in fading away. With creamy white petals that glisten in the snow, its nodding blossoms add vibrancy and interest to shaded borders, woodland settings, and early Spring displays. Ice Breaker® Max provides a powerful perennial for a range of Garden Designs including; Mediterranean Gardens, Cottage Gardens, en masse planting, Urban Gardens, Mixed Beds and Borders and Wildlife Gardens. Thriving in partially shaded areas, Ice Breaker® Max's delicate hues and compact sized habit also make it ideal for container gardening, gracing patios and decks. The allure of Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max extends indoors too. Whether in vases or arrangements, its blooms provide a radiant reminder of Winter's beauty. Embrace the marvel of Winter blooms with Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max. Whether adorning garden corners, enhancing landscapes, or brightening indoor spaces, its flowers embody hardy resilience and allure, capturing the essence of the season's magic.

Planting Conditions

Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max thrives in partial to full shade, making it a perfect choice for those shadier spots in your garden. Ensure the planting area has well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Space the plants around 18 to 24 inches apart to give them room to flourish. With its preference for cooler temperatures, this plant is well-suited for woodland gardens or as a border plant. Once established, it's remarkably low-maintenance, making it an excellent addition to gardens of varying sizes. Prepare your Ice Breaker® Max corner with the right conditions, and let this Winter beauty work its magic.

Watering & Feeding

Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max prefers consistent soil moisture, especially during its growing period. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, but avoid waterlogging. Mulching helps retain moisture. Feeding is simple – apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring as new growth emerges. Avoid excessive fertilisation, as it can lead to leggy growth. This resilient plant doesn't demand constant attention; its low-maintenance nature allows you to enjoy its enchanting beauty without fuss. Just remember, a bit of watering and feeding care will ensure Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max is a low-maintenance gem that shines in your garden. Plant it in well-drained soil with partial to full shade. Water consistently, especially during dry spells, while avoiding waterlogged conditions. Apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser in early Spring to nourish its growth. Deadhead spent flowers for continued blooming and prune any damaged leaves. This hellebore variety is deer-resistant and generally free from serious pests or diseases. Celebrate its Winter blooms by cleaning up old leaves in late Winter to make way for new growth. With minimal effort, Helleborus HGC® Ice Breaker® Max will reward you with enchanting beauty year after year.