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Helleborus HGC® Merlin®
(Hellebore)

£18.00 £9.00

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

Enter Helleborus HGC® Merlin® – the plant magician who turns ordinary gardens into enchanting realms. With blooms as captivating as spells, it’s no surprise that even the squirrels are taking notes!

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
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Description

Unveil the captivating allure of Helleborus HGC® Merlin® – a true emblem of garden refinement. This perennial masterpiece redefines elegance through its striking features, making it an essential addition to any landscape. Adorned with evergreen foliage and exquisite nodding blooms, the Helleborus HGC® Merlin® stands as a testament to nature's artistry. Bred with meticulous care, it effortlessly combines low-maintenance care with high-impact aesthetics, how magical! As Summer bids adieu and Winter takes centre stage, Merlin® unveils its prominent, downward-facing blooms. Ranging from creamy whites to delicate pinks, often adorned with mesmerising maroon accents, each petal is a masterpiece in colour and texture. These blooms dance gracefully against the lush green backdrop, composing a symphony of visual delight. Ideal for shaded to partially shaded areas, the Helleborus HGC® Merlin® weaves a touch of sophistication into woodland gardens, beds and borders, and pots and containers. With a moderate growth rate, it effortlessly integrates into a range of diverse garden designs. Whether it graces your landscape en masse or stands as a singular statement piece in your garden, each Merlin® blossom encapsulates nature's charm. Transform your garden space into a sanctuary, as Helleborus HGC® Merlin® weaves a botanical tapestry to be enjoyed for years to come.

Planting Conditions

Helleborus HGC® Merlin® 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 Merlin® corner with the right conditions, and let this regal beauty work its magic.

Watering & Feeding

Helleborus HGC® Merlin® 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® Merlin® continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Helleborus HGC® Merlin® 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® Merlin® will reward you with enchanting beauty year after year.