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Hellebore HGC® Winter Ballet Leila


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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 Leila: The garden’s frosty prima ballerina. Blooms pirouette in pink and mauve, defying Winter’s chill. A floral performance so enchanting, snowflakes applaud from the side-lines.

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Helleborus HGC® Winter Ballet Leila is a delicate dancer in your Winter garden and is a member of the Ranunculaceae family, this hellebore cultivar captivates gardening enthusiasts with its resilient yet showstopping presence. 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). Leila's blooms, ranging from soft pink to mauve, elegantly bloom in gardens during Winter. Against the backdrop of frost, these flowers perform a captivating dance, akin to a Winter ballet, adding enchantment throughout the coldest months. Winter Ballet Leila maintains a compact form, adorned with leathery, evergreen foliage that persists year-round. Its adaptability suits various settings, from woodland landscapes to shaded beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, country cottage gardens, urban gardens as well as pots and containers. Helleborus HGC® Winter Ballet Leila's true standout feature is its tenacity. Unfazed by chilly temperatures, it thrives when others falter. Its ability to flourish amid Winter's cold embrace, offering a ballet of colours, underscores nature's resilience and beauty, much like a graceful dance amidst adversity. It's a living testament that even in the harshest conditions, floral elegance can thrive, reminiscent of the beauty found in a ballet's graceful movements.

Planting Conditions

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

Watering & Feeding

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

General Care

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