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Evening All,

I bit the bullet today and lifted 3 x lamium which I had planted in spring but which have been obliterated by slugs.

Looking at possible replacements I came across Corsican Hellebore.  I'm looking for a robust evergreen which will be at the front of border with a mature mophead hydrangea behind.

Anybody have experience of growing Corsican Hellebores?  How have they performed on your garden?

Thanks

Racine
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    I think that's too huge and floppy for front of border
  • Floppy doesn't sound good.  I've got about 1m x 0.5m space to fill and it is the edge of a path (see below).  Any other suggestions welcome.  RHS plant finder always throws up elephant's ears but I'm not sure if I want to go there.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,234
    Agree with nut, lovely plant, but needs to go further back in the border.
    Mine often need support.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    Mine needs support when in flower.
    SW Scotland
  • Thanks @Joyce21.  Floppy sounds like a general consensus.

    Anyone growing any sturdier, evergreen helebores?
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,234
    All the Oriental type hybrids are self supporting and much shorter.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    Whatever you choose it needs to be small, that hydrangea will be at the edge of the border next year. 
    Cuttings I put in the ground about 3 years ago are now 5’  in all directions. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,450
    Cerastium?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,449
    Lamium?
    plus slugs repellent... :)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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