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Hellebore HGC® Ice N’ Roses® Merlot
(Hellebore)

£25.00 £21.25

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

Helleborus HGC® Ice N Roses® Merlot: Winter’s wine aficionado, flaunting its deeply purple-red hues. Snow may be cold, but Merlot here is a warm invitation to stylish garden gatherings!

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Description

Helleborus HGC® Ice N Roses® Merlot; a botanical masterpiece that adds a touch of richness to your Winter landscape. This exceptional perennial defies the chill with its early, velvety blooms reminiscent of rich Merlot wine. Nestled amidst evergreen foliage, the Ice N Roses® Merlot showcases petals in deepest red hues akin to its namesake. Its audacious bloom during Winter's grasp adds a touch of opulence to the season, proving that gardens can be fruitful all year through. Thriving in partial shade to full sunlight, this Helleborus variety graces a variety of garden designs, such as; Mediterranean Gardens,  Cottage Gardens, Woodland Gardens, Mixed Perennial borders, and containers offering a captivating presence in many of your garden spaces. Its minimal maintenance requirements make it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. Moreover, the Ice N Roses® Merlot beckons pollinators, infusing life into the garden during the quieter colder months. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or someone who cherishes nature's beauty, this cultivar embodies the resilience and timeless allure of flora. Elevate your outdoor or indeed, your indoor space with its sumptuous blooms, and let the Merlot-inspired shades serve as a reminder that even in Winter's embrace, nature offers moments of exquisite splendour.

Planting Conditions

Helleborus HGC® Ice N Roses® Merlot 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 Helleborus HGC® Ice N Roses® Merlot corner with the right conditions, and let this rich beauty work its magic.

Watering & Feeding

Helleborus HGC® Ice N Roses® Merlot 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 N Roses® Merlot continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Helleborus HGC® Ice N Roses® Merlot 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 N Roses® Merlot will reward you with sumptuous beauty year after year.