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Helleborus x nigercors 'Royal Sofia'

Description: A compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with leathery, dark green leaves. It bears white, saucer-shaped flowers with a green centre over upright stems from mid-winter to early spring.

Uses: As with all Helleborus, lightly shaded borders or woodland settings are preferred.

Climate/Position: Ideal conditions are a partially shaded, sheltered spot.

Height/Spread: Height and spread to 30cm.

Soil Requirements: Grows best in deep, moist, neutral to alkaline, humus-rich, free-draining soil.

Pruning: Older leaves can be removed in late winter to avoid distracting from the flowers or can be left while flowering if the leaves are still in good condition.

Special Requirements: Will benefit from an annual mulch in autumn. All parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested and the sap may cause skin irritation.

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