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Hellebore HGC® Monte Christo®
(Hellebore)

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

Meet Helleborus HGC® Monte Christo® – the garden’s secret charmer. It’s so enchanting; flouncing around the garden with long-lasting blooms, even the gnomes tried to snag its autograph. A garden celeb in the making!

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award

Description

Immerse yourself in the world of botanical elegance with Helleborus HGC® Monte Christo® – a masterpiece redefining garden sophistication. This powerful perennial variety boasts captivating features, an essential addition to elevate any garden design. With evergreen foliage and enchanting nodding blooms, Helleborus HGC® Monte Christo® is a testament to nature's artistic prowess. Meticulously cultivated for beauty and resilience, it blends low-maintenance care with high visual impact. 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. As Winter fades and Spring emerges, Monte Christo® takes the stage with its downward-facing blossoms. Ranging from creamy whites to soft pinks, often adorned with green accents whilst the blooms are young. These blooms dance against lush green foliage, composing a visual delight of texture and colour throughout the Winter months. Transform your garden into a sanctuary, as Helleborus HGC® Monte Christo® elevates many garden styles such as; Wildlife Gardens, Mediterranean Gardens, Urban Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Country Gardens and Woodland landscapes. A powerful perennial to coax you through the colder months, year after year.

Planting Conditions

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

Watering & Feeding

Hellebore HGC® Monte Christo® 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® Monte Christo® continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Hellebore HGC® Monte Christo® 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® Monte Christo® will reward you with enchanting beauty year after year.