Hellebore HGC® Marlon
(Hellebore)

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

Hellebore HGC® Marlon: The plant with more charm than a rom-com heartthrob. Its blooms are so irresistible, even the bees can’t resist a little flower flirting!

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Fully Grown Size
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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award

Description

Hellebore HGC® Marlon, the botanical show-off that's here to steal the spotlight in your garden. With its captivating blooms and enduring charm, Marlon is the leading actor in the world of hellebores. Marlon's defining feature, it's blooms are elegant and cup-shaped, arriving throughout the colder months, just when your garden needs a dose of colour the most. Their delicate hues range from soft pinks to creamy whites, creating a harmonious contrast with the Winter's muted palette. Marlon's ability to thrive in cooler temperatures makes it a true hero in the world of cold-weather gardening. But Marlon isn't just a one-season wonder. Its evergreen foliage ensures your garden remains picturesque throughout the year. The glossy, serrated leaves provide a lush, green backdrop even when the flowers take a brief intermission. Snow Roses are crosses between the Christmas Rose and Helleborus species from the Mediterranean. These include the Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius) and the Balearic or blue-grey hellebore (Helleborus lividus), whose names indicate their provenance. What sets Marlon apart from the rest is its low-maintenance personality. This powerful perennial is not a diva; it's a team player. It thrives in partial to full shade and adapts to a variety of conditions. Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting your green journey, Marlon's easy-going nature will make you look like a seasoned pro.

Planting Conditions

Hellebore HGC® Marlon 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 Hellebore HGC® Marlon with the right conditions, and let this Winter beauty work its magic.

Watering & Feeding

Hellebore HGC® Marlon 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 Hellebore HGC® Marlon continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Hellebore HGC® Marlon 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, Hellebore HGC® Marlon will reward you with enchanting beauty year after year.