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Hellebore HGC® Leona


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

Helleborus HGC® Leona: Winter’s undercover ballerina, twirling amid snowflakes. Blooms so graceful, even icicles pause for applause. It’s the garden’s prima donna, waltzing through those cold and frosty days!

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Helleborus HGC® Leona, a cherished gem within the Ranunculaceae family, is a perennial marvel that enchants with its delicate blooms and remarkable adaptability. Displaying a compact growth habit, Leona reaches a modest height of 12 to 15 inches and boasts lush, evergreen foliage that remains appealing year-round. The true allure of Helleborus HGC® Leona lies in its captivating flowers. These sizable, outward-facing blooms make their appearance from late Winter to early Spring, gracing the garden with their ethereal presence. Their petals are gently brushed with a rich pink-purple, and conjure a cosy Christmas charm which provides the backdrop of the perfect Winter landscape. Helleborus HGC® Leona is a cherished addition to shaded borders, woodland gardens, and early Spring displays as Leona's nodding flowers bring solace during the colder months. As for positioning, Helleborus HGC® Leona thrives in areas kissed by partial shade to dappled sunlight, rendering it perfect for shaded woodlands or tranquil shade gardens. Its capacity to thrive in less sun-intensive locales sets it apart among Winter-blooming plants. Leona can take the spotlight as an accent plant, effortlessly mingling with ferns, hostas, and other shade-loving companions. The fusion of its graceful disposition and early-blooming flowers makes it an impeccable choice for infusing life and elegance into the understated corners of your outdoor sanctuary. With Helleborus HGC® Leona, embrace the magic of rich Winter blooms.

Planting Conditions

Helleborus HGC® Leona 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® Leona with the right conditions, and let this long flowering beauty flower all Winter.

Watering & Feeding

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

General Care

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