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Hellebore HGC® Shooting Star®
(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® Shooting Star® – the Winter garden’s star of the show with immense flower power. It waves to the sun but insists on its own spotlight. A natural-born star that blooms on cue!

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award

Description

Embark on a botanical delight with Helleborus HGC® Shooting Star® – a spectacle redefining garden enchantment. This powerful perennial gem, showcases captivating features that are essential for a lively Winter garden. Adorned with evergreen foliage and mesmerising nodding blooms, the Helleborus HGC® Shooting Star® stands as a testament to nature's artistry. Meticulously nurtured for exquisite beauty and hardy resilience to the Winter months, it seamlessly blends low-maintenance care with high-impact visual appeal. 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 yields to spring, Shooting Star® takes the stage with its prominent, downward-facing blossoms. Displaying creamy whites and delicate pinks, each petal a twinkling star in your garden. These blooms waltz against lush green foliage, choreographing and captivating with visual texture and colours. Thriving in shaded to partially shaded environments, the Helleborus HGC® Shooting Star® imparts sophistication to woodland gardens, borders, and decorative pots and containers. With a moderate growth rate, it seamlessly integrates for stand-alone features around doorways and on patios. Whether gracing landscapes en masse or standing as singular statements, each Shooting Star® blossom, wow's you through Winter for years to come.

Planting Conditions

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

Watering & Feeding

Hellebore HGC® Shooting Star® 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® Shooting Star® continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Hellebore HGC® Shooting Star® 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® Shooting Star® will reward you with enchanting beauty year after year.