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Hellebore HGC® Winter Ballet Katie
(Hellebore)

£25.00 £20.00

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

Helleborus HGC® Winter Ballet Katie: Mother Nature’s Winter dance instructor. Blooms twirl in freezing temperatures, giving snowflakes a run for their money. A floral performance that could melt even ice.

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Description

Helleborus HGC® Winter Ballet Katie is a captivating blend of nature's artistry and resilience. Part of the Ranunculaceae family, this hellebore cultivar enchants garden enthusiasts with its delicate beauty and unwavering endurance.  Helleborus x lemperii Hellebores owe their beauty to the fact that they are crosses between the Lenten Roses (Helleborus x hybridus) and Christmas Roses (Helleborus niger). Katie's blooms, ranging from soft pastels to deeper tones, emerge against Winter's subdued backdrop. Amidst frost and snow, these exquisite flowers perform a mesmerising ballet of colours, evoking the elegance of a Winter dance. Winter Ballet Katie maintains a compact form adorned with evergreen foliage that persists throughout the year. Versatile and adaptable, it thrives in various garden settings, from shadowy borders to tranquil woodland landscapes; Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens, patio gardens in pots and containers as well as urban gardens. We think Katie looks beautiful used as an under-planter to trees and roses.

Planting Conditions

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

Watering & Feeding

Hellebore HGC® Winter Ballet Katie 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® Winter Ballet Katie continues to reign supreme in your garden.

General Care

Hellebore HGC® Winter Ballet Katie 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® Winter Ballet Katie will reward you with enchanting beauty year after year.